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1897 Elisabeth Bergner (Hungarian-born Austrian Film and Stage Actress) Elisabeth Bergner Austrian Performing Artists Actors Film
1902 Leni Riefenstahl (Nazi-Era German Photographer, Actor, Dancer) Leni Riefenstahl Nazi Germany Actors Dance Photography
1917 John Lee Hooker (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Performer) John Lee Hooker Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1934 Diana Sands (New York City-born African-American Actor) Diana Sands Actors African-American Performing Artists
1939 Carl Yastrzemski (New York-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) Carl Yastrzemski Baseball
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1749 British Theatrical Group Is Run Out of Philadelphia for Immoral Act of Acting Pennsylvania Stage and Theater Religion History Channel
1851 The Schooner America Wins First America's Cup Sailing History Channel
1952 Trademark Registered for Adventures of Superman Television Show Patents & Trademarks Television U.S. Patent Office
1958 The Final Television Episode of The Life of Riley Is Aired Television Internet Movie Database History Channel
1965 Giants' Pitcher Juan Marichal Hit Dodger's Catcher John Roseboro with a Bat Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1972 Rhodesia Is Refused Admittance to the Munich Olympic Games Zimbabwe 1972 Munich Oilympic Games BBC
1989 Nolan Ryan Is the First Pitcher to Record 5000 Strikeouts Nolan Ryan Baseball Hall of FameBaseball Library