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Performing Artists
1931 Barbara Walters (Massachusetts-born Broadcast Journalist) Massachusetts Performing Artists Journalism Television
1944 Michael Douglas (New Jersey-born Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Film History Channel
1951 Mark Hamill (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Film Actors
1952 Christopher Reeve (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Film Actors Special Needs Education
1961 Heather Locklear (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Television Actors
1968 Will Smith (Pennsylvania-born African-American Actor) Will Smith Actors Television Film Famous African Americans
1969 Catherine Zeta-Jones (Welsh Actress) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film
Sports Figures
1905 "Red" Smith (Wisconsin-born Syndicated Sports Columnist) Wisconsin Writers Journalism Baseball Hall of Fame
1917 Phil Rizzuto (New York City-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
Johnny Sain (Arkansas-born Major League Baseball Player) Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball
1951 Bob McAdoo (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1965 Scottie Pippen (Arkansas-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Arkansas Sports Figures Basketball Famous African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 Urban "Red" Faber (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1987 Duffy Daugherty (Pennsylvania-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
2005 Don Adams (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1882 Providence and Worcester Play the First Major League Double Header Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Baseball Library
1886 Peter "Black Prince" Jackson Is the First Black to Win Australia's Boxing Crown Australian Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Historic Firsts Cyber Boxing Zone
1902 Interurban Rail Service Begins Between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington Tacoma, Washington Railroads Historic Firsts History Link
1913 Charlie Chaplin Signs Contract to Make Silent Movies Charlie Chaplin Film History Channel
1922 WOAI-San Antonio Begins Broadcasting as the First Radio Station in South Texas San Antonio, Texas Radio Historic Firsts WOAI-San Antonio Texas State Historical Association
1954 Elvis Presley Makes His Only Appearance on the "Grand Ole Opry" Elvis Presley Country & Western Musicians New York Times
1959 Trademark Registered for "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music The Sound of Music American Musicals Trademarks & Patents USPTO
1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson for Boxing's World Heavyweight Championship Floyd Patterson Arkansas Sports Figures Floyd Patterson - Boxing Hall of Fame Sonny Liston - Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1967 "The Beatles" Record "Fool On The Hill" at Abby Road The Beatles Popular Musicians Soundscapes
1979 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita Opens on Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber Argentina Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1992 West Virginia's Snowshoe and Silver Creek Resorts Announce Plans to Merge West Virginia Business Business and Economics Skiing Snowshoe Ski Resort West Virginia State Archive

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