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1900 James Hilton (English Author) James Hilton Film
Performing Artists
1941 Otis Redding (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Otis Redding African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1951 Tom Wopat (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 Angela Cartwright (English Actress) Angela Cartwright The Sound of Music Television
1960 Hugh Grant (English Actor) Hugh Grant Film
1966 Adam Sandler (New York City-born Comedic Actor) Adam Sandler Film
Sports Figures
1945 John Curry (English Olympic Figure Skater) John Curry Figure Skating The Olympic Games
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1926 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) Creates National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) Television Business & Economics NBC
1933 Atlanta's WSB Radio Begins Broadcasting with New 50,000-watt Transmitter Atlanta Radio WSB Radio University of Georgia
Joe Hauser Hits His 69th Season Home Run for the Minneapolis Millers Minor League Baseball Team Minneapolis, Minnesota Baseball Minnesota Historical Society
1956 Elvis Presley Appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the First Time Television Elvis Presley History Channel
1968 Arthur Ashe Is Only African-American Male to Win U.S. Open in Tennis Arthur Ashe International Tennis Hall of Fame African-American History Historic Firsts Sports Illustrated
1986 "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Broadcast as First Colorized Version of a Black & White Film Television Film Historic First University of Georgia

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