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Performing Artists
1888 Maurice Chevalier (French Musical Comedy Star of Stage and Screen) Parisian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1909 Kenneth Threadgill (Texas-born Country & Western Singer) Texas Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Texas State Historical Association
1931 George Jones (Texas-born Country & Western Singer) George Jones Country & Western Musicians
1944 Barry White (Texas-born African-American Popular Singer) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry Biography.com
Sports Figures
1913 Jesse Owens (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Jesse Owens Track & Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 William Boyd (Ohio-born Actor: "Hopalong Cassidy") Ohio Performing Artists Actor Film Westward Expansion Internet Movie Database History Channel
1992 Anthony Perkins (New York City-born Actor: Norman Bates in Psycho) New York City Performing Artists Actor Psycho Internet Movie Database
2003 Johnny Cash (Arkansas-born Country & Western Singer) Johnny Cash Country & Western Musicians
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1881 The Balloon Great Northwest, Piloted by Samuel A. King, Fails in Attempts to Fly from Minneapolis to the Atlantic Coast Minneapolis, Minnesota Hot Air Balloons Minnesota Historical Society
1914 Ned Allis, a Native of Milwaukee Representing Harvard University, Wins the National Intercollegiate Golf Association Milwaukee, Wisconsin Golf Harvard Golf Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Coca-Cola Co. Is Purchased for $30M by Trust Company of Georgia Georgia Coca Cola Business University of Georgia
1928 Katherine Hepburn Makes Her Broadway Debut in "Night Hostess" Katherine Hepburn Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1947 Screen Actors Guild Adopts Voluntary "Loyalty Oath" Actors McCarthyism History Channel
1954 Lassie Makes Television Debut Dogs Children's Television Internet Movie Database
1963 Final Episode of Leave It to Beaver Airs Children's Television History Channel
1971 Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey Is Closed New Jersey Rollercoasters Rollercoaster Database
1984 NBA Rookie, Michael Jordan, Signs 7-year Contract with Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan Basketball Famous African Americans NBA

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