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Performing Aritsts
1910 "T-Bone" Walker (Texas-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Texas Performing Artists Blues Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1931 Carroll Baker (Pennsylvania-born Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1944 Gladys Knight (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Georgia Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African American Performing Artists History Channel
1947 Sondra Locke (Tennessee-born Actress) Tennessee Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1970 Glenn Quinn (Irish Actor) Irish Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1968 Kylie Minogue (Australian Singer, Actress) Australian Performing Artists Popular Musicians Actors Internet Movie Database
1979 Jesse Bradford (Connecticut-born Actor) Connecticut Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1986 Joseph Cross (New Jersey-born Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1888 Jim Thorpe (Oklahoma-born Native-American Olympic Champion; Member of the College and Professional Football Hall's of Fame) Jim Thorpe Native American Studies College Football Hall of Fame Professional Football Hall of Fame 1912 Summer Olympic Games
1896 Warren Giles (Illinois-born President of the National League; Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Illinois Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1938 Jerry West (West Virginia-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) West Virginia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame West Virginia State Archives
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1971 Audie Murphy (Texas-born World War II Hero, Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film World War II
1998 Phil Hartman (Canadian Comedian, Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film
1742 First Indoor Swimming Pool Opens (Goodman's Fields, London) London Swimming Architecture Historic Firsts Story of London
1918 Barney Oldfield Records the First 100-mph Lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Barney Oldfield Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historic Firsts History Channel
1929 The First All-Color Movie, On with the Show, Debuts Film History of  Technology Historic Firsts History Channel
1951 Willie Mays of the New York Giants Gets His First Major League Hit, a Home Run Off the Boston Braves' Warren Spahn Alabama Sports Figures Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times Alabama State Archives
1953 Disney's Melody Is the First Animated Short Ever Presented in 3-D Walt Disney Cartoons & Comics Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1954 Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder Opens in New York New York City Alfred Hitchcock Film Internet Movie Database
1957 National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Established Musicians American Entertainers The Recording Academy
National League Owners Vote Unanimously to Allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to Move to San Francisco and Los Angeles New York City California Baseball Major League Baseball Businesses History Channel New York Times

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