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Performing Artists
1899 Hal Wallis (Chicago-born Film Producer) Chicago Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1914 Clayton Moore (Chicago-born Actor: Played the Lone Ranger) Clayton Moore Actors Film Television Westward Expansion
1933 Zoe Caldwell (Australian-born Four-time Tony Award Winner on Broadway) Australian Performing Artists Actors Film 4-time Tony Award Winner Internet Movie Database
1934 Kate Millet (Minnesota-born Actress) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1936 Walter Koenig (Chicago-born Actor) Chicago Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1947 Sam Neill (Irish Actor) Irish Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1964 Faith Ford (Louisiana-born Actress: Murphy Brown, Hope and Faith) Lousiana Performing Artists Actors Television
Sports Figures
1869 Kid Nichols (Wisconsin-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Wisconsin Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1982 Grace Kelly (Pennsylvania-born Princess of Monaco; Died in Auto Accident) Monaco Grace Kelly Actors Film
1814 Francis Scott Key Writes the Words to The Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key Fort McHenry Star Spangled Banner American Composers & Songwriters War 1812 American Collection
1905 Oldest Annual Car Race First Run for Britain's Royal Automobile Club Trophy Great Britain Auto Racing Historic Firsts Isle of Man Guide
1920 Detroit Station Broadcasts First Live Dance Music on the Radio Detroit Radio Dance Historic Firsts The History Channel
1953 Ernie Banks (ss) & Gene Baker (2b) First Cubs' African-American Players Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History The Chicago Cub Historic Firsts African American Registry
1955 Little Richard Records "Tutti Frutti" Little Richard Popular Music African American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1968 Detroit's Denny McClain Defeats Oakland 5-4 to Win 30 Games (31-4) Detroit Sports Figures Baseball USA Today State of Michigan
1969 Richard Brickhouse Wins First Talladega 500 at Alabama's Talladega Speedway Alabama NASCAR Talladega
1972 The Family Drama Series ''The Waltons'' Premieres on CBS Family Television Internet Movie Database
1974 Eric Clapton First Tops the Charts with "I Shot the Sheriff" Eric Clapton Popular Music The History Channel
1987 Cal Ripken Jr.'s Consecutive-innings Streak Is Stopped at 8,243 Innings Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball ESPN
1990 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey, Jr. Hit Back-to-Back Home Runs for Seattle Mariners Baseball African-American History The Seattle Mariners Historic Firsts African American Registry
1994 Commissioner Bud Selig Cancels Baseball Season Due to Player Strike Bud Selig Baseball Labor Job Actions New York Times

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