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Performing Artists
1907 Albert Ammons (Chicago-born African-American Popular Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1920 Mickey Rooney (new York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Film
1926 John Coltrane (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Musician) John Coltrane Jazz Musicians African American Performing Artists
1928 Frank Foster (Ohio-born African-American Popular Musician) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1930 Ray Charles (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Georgia Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African American Performing Artists
1943 Julio Iglesias (Spanish Popular Singer) Spanish Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1949 Bruce Springsteen (New Jersey-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Bruce Springsteen Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1959 Jason Alexander (New Jersey-born Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Television Musical Theater
Sports Figures
1958 Larry Mize(Georgia-born Winner of the 1987 Masters Championship) Georgia Sports Figures Golf The Masters Sports Illustrated
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1875 15-year-old Billy the Kid Is Arrested for the First Time Billy the Kid Notorious Americans History Channel
1934 The Detroit Lions Play Their First Game in the NFL Detroit NFL Football Historic Firsts State of Michgan
1952 VP Candidate Richard M. Nixon Delivers His "Checkers" Speech on Television Richard Nixon Television New York Times
Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott for World Heavyweight Championship Rocky Marciano Boxing Hall of Fame New York Times Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Charlie Chaplin Returns to Native England after 21 Years in US Great Britain Charlie Chaplin Film BBC
1962 Maury Wills Breaks Ty Cobb's Record with 97th Stolen Base Baseball Famous African Americans New York Times
1966 Rolling Stones Concert Interrupted When Fans Mob Mick Jagger Rolling Stones Popular Musicians History Channel
1970 Virginia Slims Professional Tour for Women's Tennis Is Established Women Tennis USA Today
1979 Lou Brock Is Undisputed Stolen Base King with 892nd Career Steal Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans USA Today
1986 U.S. Congress Adopts the Rose as the National Flower U.S. Symbols U.S. Department of Defense
1988 Jose Conseco Is Baseball's First 40-40 Man (homeruns & steals) Baseball Famous Latin Americans New York Times
1992 Manon Rheaume Is First Woman to Play in the NHL Women Hockey Historic Firsts USA Today
1998 Trisha Yearwood Wins 2nd Consecutive Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year Trisha Yearwood Country & Western Music University of Georgia
2000 British Rower Steve Redgrave Wins Fifth Consecutive Gold Medal at Sydney Olympic Games British Sports Figures Rowing at Sydney Olympic Games BBC

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