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Performing Aritsts
1894 Beatrice Lillie (Canadian Comedienne) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
Josef von Sternberg (Austrian Director) Austrian Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1903 Bob Hope (English-American Comedian, Actor) Bob Hope Actors Film Television
1904 Greg Toland (Illinois-born Cinematographer) Illinois Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1918 Herb Shriner (Ohio-born Humorist) Ohio Performing Artists Radio Internet Movie Database
1942 Kevin Conway (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1956 LaToya Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Popular Singer) Indiana Entertainers Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1958 Annette Bening (Kansas-born Actress) Kansas Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1959 Rupert Everett (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
Adrian Paul (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1961 Melissa Etheridge (Kansas-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Kansas Performing Artists Popular Musicians American Composers, Songwriters Biography.com
Sports Figures
1910 Ralph Metcalfe (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame; Congressman from Illinois) Georgia Sports Figures Illinois Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Track & Field Hall of Fame 1932 Summer Olympic Games African American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1938 Fay Vincent (Connecticut-born Commissioner of Baseball) Connecticut Sports Figures Baseball
1939 Al Unser Sr. (New Mexico-born Race Car Driver) New Mexico Sports Figures Auto Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1911 W.S. Gilbert (English Composer, Gilbert & Sullivan) English Composers Stage & Theater Musical Theater
1942 John Barrymore (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film
1951 Fanny Brice (New York City-born Performing Actress, Singer) Fanny Brice Actors Popular Musicians
1979 Mary Pickford (Canadian Actress) Mary Pickford Actors Film
2010 Dennis Hopper (Kansas-born Actor) Kansas Performing Artists American Entertainers & Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database National Public Radio
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1886 The First Advertisement for Coca-Cola Appears in the Atlanta Journal Coca-Cola Journalism Propaganda Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1922 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Baseball Is a Sport Not Subject to Antitrust Laws Baseball U.S. Supreme Court Antitrust Laws New York Times
1942 Bing Crosby Records Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" Irving Berlin Bing Crosby American Composers Popular Music Christmas New York Times
1953 Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay First to Reach Mt. Everest Summit Mt. Everest Historic Firsts The History Channel New York Times New York Times BBC Center for the Study of  Technology  and Society
1968 Manchester United Is the First English Club to Win the European Cup England European Cup Manchester United BBC
1971 Al Unser Wins the Indianapolis 500 New Mexico Sports Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway The History Channel
1977 A.J. Foyt Wins His Fourth Indianapolis 500 Texas Sports Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway The History Channel
1985 Fans Riot at the European Cup Final Between England and Italy: 39 Die England Italy European History European Cup Death BBC New York Times
2001 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Disabled Golfer Casey Martin Has the Right to Ride in a Cart for PGA Tournament Play U.S. Supreme Court Golf Special Needs Education Law & Legal Resources New York Times

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