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1933 Michael Frayn (English Journalist, Dramatist)  Michael Frayn  Journalism Plays
Performing Artists
1897 Jimmie Rodgers (Mississippi-born Country and Western Singer and Guitarist)  Jimmie Rodgers Country Musicians
1910 Jean-Louis Barrault (French Filmmaker) Jean-Louis Barrault Filmmakers
1922 Sid Caesar (New York City-born Comedian of Early Television) Sid Caesar Television
1925 Peter Sellers (English Actor)  Peter Sellers Actors Film
1932 Patsy Cline (Virginia-born Country and Western Singer and Guitarist) Patsy Cline Country Musicians
1945 Ron McKernan (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1971 David Arquette (Virginia-born Actor) Virginia Performing Artists Actors Film
Henry Thomas (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists Actors Film
Sports Figures
1907 Buck Leonard (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Buck Leonard Notable African Americans Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1965 Dorothy Dandridge (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Dorothy Dandridge Actors Film Notable African Americans
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1795 21 Students Form Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club Massachusetts Stage and Theater Harvard University Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1935 19-year-old Frank Sinatra Is "Discovered" on Major Bowes Amateur Hour Frank Sinatra Radio Popular Musicians History Channel
1957 Althea Gibson 1st African-American Woman to Win U.S. Singles Championship Althea Gibson Tennis African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel
1966 NBC Airs the First Episode of "Star Trek" Television Internet Movie Database
1985 Cincinnati's Red Pete Rose Ties Ty Cobb's Career Record, 4,191 Hits Pete Rose Ty Cobb Baseball University of Georgia
1998 Mark McGwire Hits 62nd HR to Break Roger Maris' Single Season Record Baseball Roger Maris Baseball Almanac
2001 Williams Sisters Compete in First All-Black Women's U.S. Open Tennis Final Serena Williams Venus Williams Tennis African-American History African American Registry

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