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Performing Artists
1896 Antonin Artaud (French Playwright, Actor, Director, Theorist) French Performing Artists Plays Stage & Theater Biography.com
1897 A. C. Nielsen (Chicago-born Market Research Engineer) Chicago Scientists and Mathematicians Statistics Television Nielsen Media Research
1908 Edward Dmytryk (Canadian-American Greylisted Film Director) Canadian Performing Artists Filmmakers McCarthyism
1918 Gerald Wilson (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Arranger, Bandleader) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African Americans Performing Artists African American Registry
1931 Mitzi Gaynor (Chicago-born Actress, Singer, Dancer) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians Actors Dance Biography.com
1981 Beyonce Knowles (Texas-born African-American Singer, Actress) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Actors African Americans Performing Artists Biography.com
Sports Figures
1932 Vince Dooley (Alabama-born Football Coach; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Alabama Sports Figures Georgia Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Georgia
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1951 President Truman's Speech from San Francisco Is the First Live Coast-to-Coast Television Broadcast San Francisco President Harry Truman Television Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities History Channel Technology & Society
1962 The Beatles Start Their First Recording Session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London London, England The Beatles Popular Musicians Historic Firsts Historic UK
1967 The Final Episode of Gilligan's Island Airs Television History Channel
1972 Mark Spitz Swims to 7th Olympic Gold in Munich Mark Spitz Swimming The Olympic Games History Channel New York Times
1993 One-handed Pitcher Jim Abbott Throws No-hitter for Yankees Jim Abbott Baseball Special Education New York Times
2002 Singer Kelly Clarkson Is Voted the First ''American Idol'' on the Fox TV Series American Idol Popular Musicians Historic Firsts Kelly Clarkson New York Times

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