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1917 Don Defore (Iowa-born Actor) Iowa Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
1923 Monty Hall (Canadian-born Television Game Show Host) Monty Hall Television
1930 Sean Connery (Scottish Actor: "James Bond") Sean Connery Actors Film
1933 Wayne Shorter (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) New Jersey Performing Artists Jazz Notable African Americans
Regis Philbin (New York City-born Television Personality) Regis Philbin Television
1955 Elvis Costello (English Popular Musician) Elvis Costello Popular Musicians
1961 Billy Ray Cyrus (Kentucky-born Country Musician) Kentucky Performing Artists Country Musicians
1927 Althea Gibson (South Carolina-born African American Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Althea Gibson Notable African Americans International Tennis Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1971 Ted Lewis (Ohio-born Jazz Bandleader, Singer, Musician) Ohio Performing Artists Jazz Red Hot Jazz
1988 Art Rooney (Pennsylvania-born Owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers) Pittsburgh Football Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers
1992 Frederick Douglass O'Neal (Mississippi-born African-American Actor) Mississippi Performing Artists Stage & Theater Television Film Notable African Americans
2001 Aaliyah (New York City-born Popular Musician: Died in Plane Crash) New York City Performing Artists The Bahamas Popular Musicians Air Disasters
1875 England's Matthew Webb First Person to Swim English Channel (21h 45m) British Sports Figures Swimming Historic Firsts Dover Museum
1920 Ethelda Bleibtrey First American Woman to Win Olympic Gold for Swimming International Swimming Hall of Fame The 1920 Summer Olympic Games USA Today
1926 Original Silent Version of Beau Geste Is Released Beau Geste History Channel
1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor Releases the Movie The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
1949 Father Knows Best Debuts on NBC Radio Father Knows Best The History Channel
1952 Virgil Trucks Is 3rd Pitcher to Throw Two No-Hitters in Same MLB Season Baseball USA Today
1966 The Beatles Play Two Concerts at the Seattle Center Coliseum Washington The Beatles Popular Musicians State of Washington
1980 42nd Street Premieres at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City New York City Plays American Musicals Historic Firsts Internet Broadway Database
1985 Dwight Gooden Is Youngest 20-game Winner in MLB History: 20y 9m 9d Florida Sports Figures Baseball African-American History USA Today
1996 Tiger Woods Wins 3rd Consecutive U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Tiger Woods Golf Notable African Americans GolfWeb
2001 22-year-old R&B Singer Aaliyah Among 9 Killed in Bahamas Plane Crash New York City Performing Artists The Bahamas Popular Musicians Air Disasters Death BBC

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