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1933 Roman Polanski (French Filmmaker) Roman Polanski Filmmakers
1935 Gail Fisher (New Jersey-born African-American Actress) Gail Fisher Actors Television Famous African Americans
1937 Robert Redford (California-born Actor, Filmmaker) Robert Redford Actors Filmmakers
1952 Patrick Swayze (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film
1969 Edward Norton (Massachusetts-born Actor) Edward Norton Actors Film
1970 Malcolm Jamal Warner (New Jersey-born African-American Actor: Theo on "Cosby") Malcom Jamal Warner Actors Television Bill Cosby Famous African Americans
Sports Figures
1901 Arne Borg (Swedish Champion Swimmer) Swedish Sports Figures Swimming
1934 Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rican Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Humanitarian) Roberto Clemente Baseball Hall of Fame Latin American Sports Figures New York Times
Rafer Johnson (Texas-born African-American Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist) Rafer Johnson Track & Field Hall of Fame The 1960 Summer Olympic Games Notable African Americans
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1887 Thousands of Hometown Fans Flock to See Heavyweight Champ John L. Sullivan John L. Sullivan International Boxing Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1922 Gene Sarazen Wins PGA: First to Win Two Majors in a Year (U.S. Open) New York Sports Figures Golf Historic Firsts U.S. Today
1962 Peter, Paul and Mary Release "If I Had A Hammer" Folk Music Official Website RockGreats
1964 South Africa Is Banned from Olympic Games Because of Apartheid Policies Apartheid The Olympic Games BBC
1967 Boston's Tony Conigliaro Hit in Eye by a Pitch, Permanently Impairing Vision Baseball Sight ESPN
1969 Three-day Woodstock Music Festival Ends New York State Popular Music BBC
1977 Elvis Presley Is Buried At Graceland Tennessee Elvis Presley Popular Musicians RockGreats
The Police Play First Public Performance in a Birmingham, England Nightclub Sting Popular Musicians History Channel
1980 George Brett's Batting Average Reaches .401 West Virginia Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1986 Bon Jovi Releases "Slippery When Wet" Popular Musicians RockGreats
1989 Manchester United Football Club Is Sold for 20m Great Britain Soccer Business & Economics Manchester United BBC
1992 Larry Bird Retires from the NBA after 13 Seasons Indiana Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame ESPN