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1926 Alfred Slote (New York City-born Children's Author: Sports and Science Fiction) Alfred Slote Sports Young-adult Authors
Performing Artists
1940 Brian De Palma (New Jersey-born Film Director) New Jersey Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database Biography.com
Sports Figures
1914 Paul "Bear" Bryant (Arkansas-born Hall of Fame College Football Coach) Arkansas Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame
1916 Hal Lebovitz (Ohio-born Member of the Writers' Wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Authors and Illustrators Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
1924 Tom Landry (Texas-born Hall of Fame Football Coach) Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2002 Johnny Unitas (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
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1847 Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" Is Performed for the First Time at an Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh Stephen Foster American Composers Popular Music Historic Firsts PBS
1850 Jenny Lind Makes Her American Debut in New York City Jenny Lind New York City Popular Music Opera Library of Congress
1903 Auto Racing Debuts at the Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee, Wisconsin Auto Racing Historic Firsts Milwaukee Mile Wisconsin Historical Society
1928 Ty Cobb Takes His Last At-Bat In Major League Baseball Ty Cobb Baseball Major League Baseball State of Georgia
1954 The Miss America Pageant Is First Broadcast on Network Television Television Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1960 Wilma Rudolph Wins Her Third Gold Medal of the Rome Olympics Wilma Rudolph African-American Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame 1960 Summer Olympics BBC
1962 In London, the Beatles Record Their First Singles, ''Love Me Do'' and ''P.S. I Love You,'' England The Beatles Popular Music Historic Firsts New York Times
1967 ''The Carol Burnett Show'' Premiers on CBS. Television CBS Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database New York Times
1974 Little House on the Prairie Debuts on Television Laura Ingalls Wilder Children's Television Internet Movie Database
1983 Jimmy Connors Wins His Fifth and Final United States Open Tennis Title Jimmy Connors Tennis Hall of Fame U.S. Open New York Times
1985 Pete Rose Breaks Ty Cobb's Record with Career Hit 4,192 Pete Rose Ty Cobb Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1994 Andre Agassi Wins His First United States Open Tennis Title Nevada Sports Figures Tennis U.S. Open New York Times
1999 Serena Williams Wins the U.S. Open Tennis Championship Serena Williams African-American Sports Figures Tennis U.S. Open CNN African American Registry

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