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Performing Artists
1885 Erich von Stroheim (Austrian Director, Screenwriter, and Actor) Erich von Stroheim Filmmakers
1895 Paul Muni (Austrian-born American Actor) Austrian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1902 John Houseman (Romanian-born American Actor) John Houseman Actors Film Television
1909 Allan "Rocky" Lane (Indiana-born Actor) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1925 Virginia Capers (South Carolina-born African-American Actress) South Carolina Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database African American Database
1954 Shari Belafonte Harper (New York City-born African-American Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1956 Debby Boone (New Jersey-born Popular Singer) New Jersey City Performing Artists Popular Singer Internet Movie Database
1957 Nick Cave (Australian Actor) Australian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1958 Andrea Bocelli (Italian Popular Singer) Italian Performing Artists Popular Singer Internet Movie Database
Joan Jett (Pennsylvania-born Popular Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Popular Singer Internet Movie Database
1961 Scott Baio (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1920 Bob Lemon (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Bob Lemon Baseball Hall of Fame
1927 Tommy Lasorda (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1989 Irving Berlin (Russian-born American Composer. Songwriter) Irving Berlin Composers
1999 George C. Scott (West Virginia-born Academy-Award Winning Actor for "Patton")  George C. Scott Film Academy Awards
2001 Isaac Stern (Ukrainian-born American Classical Violinist)  Ukrainian Performing Artists  Classical Musicians
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1598 Playwright Ben Jonson Is Indicted for Manslaughter Ben Jonson Plays Crime Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1890 An Expeditionary Team Make the First Recorded Ascent of Washington's Mount Olympus Washignton Mountains Climbing Historic Firsts Olympic National Park History Link
1918 Will Rogers' First Movie, Laughing Bill Hyde, Opens at Theaters Will Rogers Film The Internet Move Database
1927 Gene Tunney Defends Heavyweight Title Against Jack Dempsey in Chicago Chicago Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame History Channel New York Times
1959 African Americans Petition End Segregation of Jacksonville, FL Recreation Facilities Florida Golf Racism Civil Rights/Human Rights African American Heritage Florida State Historical Society
1964 ''Fiddler on the Roof'' Begins Run of 3,242 Broadway Performances New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1968 Cesar Tovar Plays All Nine Positions in the Same Game for the Minnesota Twins Venezuelan Sports Figures Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Latin American Sports Figures Minnesota Historical Society
1969 San Francisco's Willie Mays Hits 600th Career Home Run in San Diego Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1985 80,000 Attend First Farm Aid Concert at Memorial Stadium, University of Illinois Illinois Farming and Agriculture Community Service Farm Aid
1995 Time Warner Agrees to Buy Turner Broadcasting for $7.5 Billion Ted Turner Business & Economics Film Television History Channel

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