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Performing Artists
1887 Lovie Austin (Tennessee-born African-American Jazz Musician) Lovie Austin Jazz African American Performing Artists
1929 Mel Stewart (Ohio-born African-American Actor) Ohio Performing Artists Actors African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1934 Brian Epstein (English-born Manager of the Beatles) English Performing Artists The Beatles
1938 Adam West (Washington-born Actor: Batman) Washington Performing Artists Actors Television Batman
1940 Bill Medley (California-born Popular Singer: The Righteous Brothers) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1941 "Mama" Cass Elliott (Maryland-born Popular Singer: The Mamas and Papas) Cass Elliott Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1948 Jeremy Irons (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1949 Lesly "Twiggy" Lawson (English Model, Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1950 Joan Lunden (California-born Television Talk Show Host) California Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
1958 Lita Ford (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1964 Trisha Yearwood (Georgia-born Country & Western Singer) Trisha Yearwood Country Musicians
1966 Soledad O'Brien (New York-born Hispanic/African-American Broadcast Journalist) New York Journalism Famous African Americans Hispanic Heritage African American Registry
Sports Figures
1926 Duke Snider (Los Angeles-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Los Angeles Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1936 Al Oerter (New York-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Al Oerter Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1943 Joe Morgan (Texas-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1967 Jim Abbott (Michigan-born One-Handed Professional Baseball Pitcher) Jim Abbott Baseball Special Needs Education
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1900 Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid Rob First National Bank in Winnemucca, Nevada Nevade Butch Cassidy Crime History Channel
1913 Francis Ouimet Is First Amateur to Win the U.S. Open Golf Tournament Golf U.S. Open Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1926 The Duluth Eskimos Professional Football Team Defeats the Kansas City Cowboys 7-0 Duluth, Minnesota Football Minnesota Historical Society
1952 U.S. Immigration Refuses to Allow Charlie Chaplin to Return to Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin Immigration McCarthyism/Red Scare BBC
1955 Our Town Performed on Television by Eva Maria Saint, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman Thornton Wilder Television Internet Movie Database
1956 The Last Episode of Groucho Marx' Radio Game Show, "You Bet Your Life," Airs Groucho Marx Radio History Channel
1959 Nikita Khrushchev Erupts When Not Allowed to Visit Disneyland Nikita Khrushchev California Cold War Disneyland History Channel
1960 "The Twist" Tops the Charts Popular Music History Channel
1970 The "Mary Tyler Moore Show" Debuts on CBS Minneapolis, Minnesota CBS Television Minnesota Historical Society

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