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Performing Aritsts
1896 Howard Hawks (Indiana-born Film Director) Indiana Performing Artists Filmmakers Writer's Almanac Internet Movie Database
1899 Irving Thalberg (New York-born Movie Executive) New York City Performing Artists Filmmakers
1902 Stepin Fetchit (Florida-born African-American Actor) Florida Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage
1908 Mel Blanc (San Francisco-born Voice for Cartoon Characters Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck) Mel Blanc Cartoons and Comics
1909 Benny Goodman (Illinois-born Clarinetist, Orchestra Leader) Illinois Performing Artists Jazz New York Times
1912 Hugh Griffith (Welsh Academy Award-Winning Actor) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film Academy Awards Biography.com
1927 Clint Walker (Illinois-born Actor) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1936 Ruta Lee (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
Keir Dullea (Ohio-born Actor: "2001: A Space Odyssey") Ohio Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1939 Michael J. Pollard (New Jersey-born Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1944 Meredith MacRae (Texas-born Actress) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1951 Stephen Tobolowsky (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1953 Colm Meaney (Irish Actor) Irish Performing Artists Actors Biography.com
1954 Wynonna Judd (Kentucky-born Country Singer) Wynonna Judd Country Musicians
1958 Ted McGinley (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1943 Gayle Sayers (Kansas-born African-American Hall of Fame Football Player) Kansas Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Biography.com
1972 Manny Ramirez (Dominican Republic-born Latin-American Professional Baseball Player) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Latin American Sports Figures Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Claude Rains (English Actor) Claude Rains Actors Film
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1911 Ray Harroun Wins the First Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 Historic Firsts Indianapolis Motor Speedway History Channel
1925 Film Star Rudolph Valentino Makes a Personal Appearance in Seattle, Washington Rudolph Valentino Seattle, Washington Actors Film History Link
1935 Wisconsin Race Driver, Clay Weatherly, Is Killed During the Indianapolis 500 Wisconsin Sports Figures Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1955 Leading the Race, Defending Champ, Bill Vukovich, Is Killed in Crash on Lap 141 of the Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Death New York Times
1969 Mario Andretti Wins the Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway New York Times
1988 Filming of "Field of Dreams" Begins in Dyersville, Iowa Dyersville, Iowa Film Baseball Internet Movie Database State Historical Society of Iowa

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