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1903 Claudette Colbert (French-born 1934 Academy Award-Winning Actress) Paris Performing Artists Actors Film 1934 Academy Award for It Happened One Night Biography
1911 Bill Monroe (Kentucky-born Country & Western Singer, Songwriter, Mandolin Player) Kentucky Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Intrernet Movie Database
1925 Mel Tormé (Chicago-born Jazz Vocalist) Mel Torme Jazz Popular Musicians
1948 Nell Carter (Alabama-born African-American Stage and Popular Singer) Alabama Performing Artists Actors Television African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1977 Fiona Apple (New York City-born Popular Singer) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians Intrernet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1967 Michael Johnson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Track Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Olympic Games African American Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1953 Bob Trice Is First African American to Play for the Philadelphia Athletics Pennsylvania Baseball African-American Heritage Historic Firsts African American Registry
1965 Louis Armstrong Wins Best Male Vocalist Grammy for "Hello, Dolly!" Louis Armstrong Popular Musicians The Grammys African-American Performing Artists History Channel
1966 Beatles Release Yesterday in the U.S. The Beatles Popular Music Beatles Discography
1969 Alabama's Talladega Speedway Opens Alabama NASCAR Talladega
1982 Princess Grace of Monaco Critically Injured in Auto Accident Monaco Grace Kelly Automobiles Actors Film BBC
1989 Fay Vincent Succeeds the Late A. Bartlett Giamatti As Commissioner of Major League Baseball Baseball New York Times
1998 NBC's ''Frasier'' Wins Record Fifth Consecutive Emmy as TV's Best Comedy Series NBC Television Emmys Internet Movie Database New York Times

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