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Performing Artists
1921 Jon Hendricks (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) Ohio Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1924 Lauren Bacall (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1925 B.B. King (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Guitarist) B.B. King Jazz & Blues Famous African Americans
1927 Peter Falk (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Biography.com
1956 David Copperfield (New Jersey-born Magician) David Copperfield American Performing Artists Television Biography.com
Mickey Rourke (New York-born Actor) New York Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1961 Jennifer Tilly (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1968 Marc Anthony (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Maria Callas (New York City-born Opera Diva) Maria Callas Opera
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1933 Paul Robeson First African American to Star in Major Film: The Emperor Jones Paul Robeson Eugene O'Neill Film African American History Historic Firsts
1949 Warner Bros. Introduces the Road Runner in Cartoon "Fast and Furry-ous" Cartoons & Comics Historic Firsts History Channel
1966 New York's Metropolitan Opera Opens New Opera House at Lincoln Center Metropolitan Opera Opera Architecture New York Times
Leontyne Price Is First African American to Open a Metropolitan Opera Season Leontyne Price Opera African American History Historic Firsts Opera
1972 ''The Bob Newhart Show'' Premieres on CBS Television New York Times
1995 Native American, Henry Charles Boucha, Is Inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Minnesota Sports Figures Native-American Sports Figures Hockey Minnesota Historical Society
1996 Pitcher Greg Maddox Sets Major League Record with 17th Consecutive Road Win Baseball Major League Baseball University of Georgia

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