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Performing Artists
1899 Billy Rose (New York City-born Theatrical Impresario, Producer, Composer/Songwriter) New York City Performing Artists Stage and Theater American Composers and Songwriters
1925 Jimmy Reed (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Guitarist) Missisippi Performing Artists Jazz African American Registry
1944 Swoosie Kurtz (Nebraska-born Actress) Nebraska Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Internet Movie Database
1947 Jane Curtin (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
1958 Jeff Foxworthy (Georgia-born Comedian) Georgia Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1888 Urban "Red" Faber (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1909 Mickey Riley (Michael Galitzen: 1932 Olympic Gold Medal Diver) California Sports Figures 1932 Summer Olympics Swimming Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1998 Akira Kurosawa (Japanese Filmmaker) Akira Kurosawa Film Internet Movie Database
1882 Seven Men Participate in the Nation's First 100-mile Bike Race Massachusetts Bicycling Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1952 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Begins Operation in Montreal Canada Television Museum of Broadcast Communication
1959 The Final Episode of Fibber McGee and Molly Airs on Radio Radio History Channel
1960 Rafer Johnson Sets an Olympic Decathlon Record of 8,392 Points Track & Field The Olympic Games Famous African Americans ESPN
1967 Bob Hope Hosts the Final Episode of the Chrysler Theater Bob Hope Television History Channel
1975 Martina Navratilova Requests Asylum at U.S. Open Tennis Tournament Martina Navratilova The Cold War International Tennis Hall of Fame New York Times
1995 Cal Ripken Plays His 2,131st Consecutive Game Breaking Lou Gehrig's Record Cal Ripken Baseball Baltimore Orioles
1997 Diana, Princess of Wales, Is Buried Diana, Princess of Wales The British Royal Family BBC

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