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1885 Jelly Roll Morton (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) Jelly Roll Morton Jazz American Composers & Songwriters African-American Composers & Songwriters
1918 Peg Phillips (Washington-born Actress) Washington Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1920 Jay Ward (San Francisco-born Producer of Rocky and Bullwinkle) San Francisco Performing Artists Comics & Cartoons Television Internet Movie Database
1928 Joyce Brothers (New York City-born Pop Psychologist) New York City Psychology Internet Movie Database
1934 Sophia Loren (Italian Actress) Sophia Loren Actors Film
1938 Pia Lindstrom (Swedish Actress) Swedish Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1967 Kristen Johnston (Washington, D.C.-born Actress) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Wisconsin Historical Society
1917 Arnold "Red" Auerbach (New York City-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
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1957 Jean Sibelius (Finnish Classical Composer) Jean Sibelius Composers
1973 Jim Croce (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Jim Croce Popular Musicians American Composers and Songwriters
2002 William Rosenberg (Massachusetts-born Founder of Dunkin' Donuts) Massachusetts Business Leaders Dunkin Donuts Masachusetts Foundation for the Humanities New York Times
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1946 First Film Festival Is Held in Cannes, France France Film The History Channel
1967 Cruise Liner Queen Elizabeth II Is Launched Great Britain QE2 BBC
1973 Billie Jean King Defeats Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 $100,000 Winner-take-all Tennis Match Billie Jean King Tennis Hall of Fame Economics New York Times
Singer Jim Croce Killed in Texas Plane Crash Texas Performing Artists Air Disasters Popular Musicians Death New York Times
1984 The Cosby Show Premieres Television Bill Cosby African-American History Internet Movie Database
Emory A. Tate, Jr. Wins the Armed Forces Chess Championship Tournament Chicago Chess African-American History Chess Drum
1998 Cal Ripken Ends His Streak After Playing Record 2,632 Consecutive Games Cal Ripken Baseball New York Times

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