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1945 Lou Dobbs (Texas-born Broadcast Journalist) Texas Authors Journalism Television CNN Biography.com
Performing Artists
1923 Theodore "Fats" Navarro (Florida-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Florida Performing Artists Jazz Biography.com African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1924 Theresa Merritt (Virginia-born African-American Singer, Actress) Virginia Performing Artists Popular Musicians American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1936 Jim Henson (Mississippi-born Puppeteer; Creator of the Muppets) Jim Henson Puppetry
1948 Phil Hartman (Canadian Comedic Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com
Sports Figures
1946 "Mean" Joe Greene (Texas-born African-American Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 Theodor Seuss Geisel (Massachusetts-born Children's Author; Dr. Seuss) Dr. Seuss
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1867 In the First Minnesota State Baseball Championship, the St. Paul North Stars Beat the Hastings Vermillion 43-35 Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1891 Sarah Bernhardt Performs in Seattle, Washington Sarah Bernhardt Seattle, Washington Stage and Theater History Link
1908 The First Factory-built Model-T Completed Henry Ford Model T Business & Economics Historic Firsts History Channel
1934 Babe Ruth Retires from Baseball Maryland Sports Figures Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame
1938 California's Don Budge Is the First to Win the Tennis Grand Slam Don Budge Tennis Hall of Fame Historic Firsts New York Times
1956 The Brooklyn Dodgers Play Their Last Game at Ebbetts Field New York City Baseball New York Times
1961 The Final Episode of I Love Lucy Airs Television History Channel
1968 60 Minutes Debuts on CBS Television CBS Internet Movie Database 60 Minutes
1975 Dougal Haston and Doug Scott Are the First Britons to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest British Explorers Mount Everest Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts BBC
1977 The Love Boat Debuts on ABC Television NBC Internet Movie Database
1988 Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson Wins the Olympic 100M Gold Medal That Will Be Returned When He Tests Positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs Canadian Sports Figures 1988 Summer Olympics Performance Enhancing Drugs BBC
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Sets a World Record of 7,291 Points Winning Olympic Gold in the Heptathlon Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988 Summer Olympics Track and Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1989 Broadway Theaters Dim Their Lights in Honor of the Death of Composer Irving Berlin Irving Berlin Broadway American Composers and Songwriters History Channel
1997 Singer Brenda Lee Is Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee Georgia Performing Artists Country Music Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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