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Performing Artists
1899 Charles Boyer (French Actor) French Performing Artist Actors Film Internet Movie Database
James Wong Howe (Chinese-born American Cinematographer) Chinese Performing Artist Filmmakers Asian-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1925 Donald O'Connor (Chicago-born Actor, Singer, Dancer) Chicago Performing Artist Actors Music Film Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1929 Roxie Roker (Florida-born African-American Actress) Florida Performing Artist Actors African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1965 Shania Twain (Canadian Country Musician) Shania Twain Country & Western Musicians
1982 LeAnn Rimes (Mississippi-born Country Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Sports Figures
1958 Scott Hamilton (Ohio-born Olympic Champion Figure Skater) Scott Hamilton The Olympic Games Figure Skating Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Ruth Gordon (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1987 John Huston (Missouri-born Actor, Filmmaker) Missouri Performing Artists American Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
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1811 Percy Bysshe Shelley Marries Harriet Westbrook Percy Bysshe Shelley Poetry University of Toronto
1830 Peter Cooper's "Tom Thumb" Steam Locomotive Defeats a Horse-drawn Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Car Railroads Horses Historic Firsts U.S. Department of Transportation
1850 Richard Wagner's Lohengrin First Performed Richard Wagner Composers AllAboutOpera.com
1922 First Radio Commercial Airs: WEAF, New York City New York City Radio Propaganda Historic Firsts New York Times
The First Walker Cup Match Is Held at Southampton, New York Southampton, New York Golf Historic Firsts Official Website Newsday
1930 Marx Brothers' Animal Crackers Opens in New York City The Marx Brothers Film and Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1937 England's Sydney Wooderson Breaks the World Record for the Mile: 4 minutes 6.4 seconds English Sports Figures Track & Field Greenwich Guide
1947 Legendary Spanish Bullfighter Manolete Is Mortally Wounded by a Bull Spanish Sports Figures Sports New York Times
1950 Althea Gibson Is First African American to Compete in U.S. Open Tennis Championships Althea Gibson Tennis Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Sport Illustrated
1962 Dr. Martin Luther King and 73 Other Clergy Arrested in Albany, Georgia Civil Rights March Albany, Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion U.S. Civil Rights Movement University of Georgia
1964 The Beatles Appear on Cover of LIFE Magazine The Beatles Popular Musicians Journalism LIFE
1972 Mark Spitz Captures 1st of 7 Gold Medals at Munich Olympics Germany The Olympic Games International Swimming Hall of Fame Jewish Virtual Library
1996 Decree Ends Marriage of England's Prince Charles and Princess Diana England Prince Charles History Channel Court TV
2004 England's Kelly Holmes Wins the 1500m Gold Medal at the Athens Olympics English Sports Figures Track & Field 2004 Summer Olympics BBC

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