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1855 William Friese-Greene (English Inventor of Motion Picture Cameras) William Friese-Greene Inventors & Inventions Photography Film
Performing Artists
1909 Elia Kazan (Turkish-born Greek-American Director and Author) Elia Kazan Greek Performing Artists Filmmakers Authors
1913 Anthony Quayle (English Actor, Director) English Performing Artists Actors Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1921 Arthur Ferrante (New York City-born Popular Pianist) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1930 Sonny Rollins (New York City-born African-American Jazz Tenor Saxophonist) Sonny Rollins Jazz African American Performing Artists
1936 Buddy Holly (Texas-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Buddy Holly Popular Musicians American Composers and Songwriters Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Sports Figures
1923 Louise Suggs (Georgia-born Member of the LPGA Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures LPGA Hall of Fame
1971 Brianna Scurry (Minnesota-born African-American Goalie of the American Women's World Champion Soccer Team) Minnesota Sports Figures Soccer The Olympic Games African American Sports Figures African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1954 Glenn "Pop" Warner (New York-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
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1908 Walter Johnson Pitches His Third Shutout in Four Days, All Against New York Walter Johnson Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1911 French Poet Guillaume Apollinaire Suspect in Theft of the Mona Lisa The Louvre Mona Lisa Crime The History Channel
1953 Maureen Connolly First Woman to Sweep Tennis' Grand Slam in a Single Year Maureen Connolly Tennis Historic Firsts New York Times
1963 Professional Football Hall of Fame Is Dedicated in Canton, OH Ohio National Football League National Football Hall of Fame
1974 Jockey Bill Shoemaker Sets Career Record with 6,032 Wins Bill Shoemaker Horse Racing USA Today
1979 Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) Debuts on Cable TV Television ESPN
1998 Mark McGwire Equals Roger Maris' Single-Season Record of 61 Home Runs Baseball Roger Maris Baseball Almanac

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