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Performing Artists
1882 Samuel Goldwyn (Polish-American Film Producer) Polish Performing Artists Filmmakers Biography.com
1879 Rose McClendon (North Carolina-born African-American Actress) North Carolina Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1890 Hallie (Mae Ferguson) Flanagan (South Dakota-born Theatre Organizer, Teacher, Playwright) South Dakota Performing Artists Stage and Theater Educators of Note Biography.com
1905 Frederick O'Neal (Mississippi-born African-American Actor, Playwright) Mississippi Performing Artists American Performing Artists Plays African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1909 Lester Young (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Lester Young Jazz Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1937 Alice Coltrane (Detroit-born African-American Jazz Musician, Composer) Detroit Performing Artists Jazz American Composers African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1952 Paul Reubens (New York-born Actor, Comedian) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography.com
1962 Yolanda Adams (Texas-born African-American Gospel Singer) Yolanda Adams Gospel Musicians Famous African Americans
Sports Figures
1908 Frank Leahy (Nebraska-born Football Coach: Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1931 Bix Beiderbecke (Iowa-born Jazz Musician) Bix Beiderbecke Jazz
1964 Gracie Allen (San Francisco-born Actress, Comedian, Wife and Partner of George Burns) Gracie Allen Radio Television Film
1967 Brian Epstein (Manager of The Beatles) British Performing Artists The Beatles BBC
1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas-born Blues Musician) Stevie Ray Vaughan Popular Musicians Texas State Historical Association
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1917 John Ford's First Feature Film, Straight Shooting, Is Released John Ford Film History Channel
1921 The Green Bay Packers Join the National Football League Wisconsin Football National Football League Green Bay Packers
1953 Audrey Hepburn Makes Her Film Debut in Roman Holiday Audrey Hepburn Film History Channel
1966 Popular Song "Cherish" Is Released by The Association Popular Music RockGreats

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