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1950 Cathy Guisewite (Ohio-born Creator of the Cathy Comic Strip) Cathy Guisewite Cartoon & Comics
Performing Artists
1902 Darryl F. Zanuck (Nebraska-born Movie Producer) Nebraska Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1929 Bob Newhart (Illinois-born Comedian) Illinois Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
1940 Raquel Welch (Chicago-born Actress) Chicago Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1946 Freddie Mercury (Tanzanian-born English Lead Singer of the Rock Group Queen) Freddie Mercury Performing Artists English Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1901 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Is Formed at Chicago's Leland Hotel Chicago Baseball Compass Rose Major League Baseball
1906 The First Legal Forward Pass Is Thrown in a College Football Game Football My San Antonio
1918 The National Anthem Is Sung for the First Time at a Sporting Event The National Anthem Sports World War I Historic Firsts New York Times
1960 Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Wins Olympic Boxing Gold in Rome Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame The Olympic Games New York Times
1972 Arab Terrorists Take Israeli Hostages at the Munich Olympics Israeli Massacre at the Munich Olympics Israel Terrorism CNN History Channel New York Times
1989 Chris Evert Is Defeated by Zina Garrison 7-6, 6-2 in Evert's Last U.S. Open Match Chris Evert Tennis Hall of Fame U.S. Open

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