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Performing Artists
1895 George Raft (New York City-born Actor) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1925 Marty Robbins (Arizona-born Country and Western Singer) Arizona Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database
1939 Donna Douglas (Louisiana-born Actress; "Ellie Mae" on "The Beverly Hillbillies") Louisiana Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1947 Lynn Anderson (North Dakota-born Country and Western Singer) North Dakota Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians
1948 Olivia Newton John (English-born Popular Singer, Actress) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Film Internet Movie Database
1956 Linda Hamilton (Maryland-born Actress) Maryland Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1962 Melissa Sue Anderson (California-born Actress; Mary on "Little House on the Prairie") California Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1914 Jack LaLanne (San Francisco-born Fitness Pioneer) San Francisco Sports Figures Health & Fitness
1925 Bobby Shantz (Pennsylvania-born Professional Baseball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Sports Illustrated
1981 Serena Williams (Michigan-born African-American Tennis Player) Serena Williams Tennis African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2006 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (California-born Asian-American Known as "Tokyo Rose" During World War II) Iva Toguri Radio Propaganda World War II Notorious Asian Americans
Byron Nelson (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Byron Nelson World Golf Hall of Fame Who Am I?
2008 Paul Newman (Ohio-born Actor) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
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1934 Green Bay, Wisconsin Native, Adolph Wiater, Is the First Fighter to Go 10 Rounds with Joe Louis, Losing in a Decision Green Bay, Wisconsin Joe Louis Boxing African-American Sports Figures Wisconsin Historical Society
1957 Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story Opens at Broadway's Winter Garden Theater Leonard Bernstein Musical Theater History Channel
1960 60 Million Americans Watch First Nationally Televised Nixon & Kennedy Debate Televised John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon The American Presidency Nixon-Kennedy Debates Television
1961 Roger Maris Ties Babe Ruth's Record with 60th Home Run Roger Maris Babe Ruth Baseball New York Times
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database
1964 Gilligan's Island Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database
1969 "The Beatles" Release Last Album, "Abby Road" The Beatles Popular Music Amazon.com
The Brady Bunch Premieres on CBS Television Internet Movie Database
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Opens in U.S. Theaters Film Internet Movie Database
1990 X Ratings for Films Abolished Film Motion Picture Association of America History Channel
1995 The Bruins Play the Final Game in the Boston Garden Boston NHL Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1998 NCAA-Record 111,238 Fans Watch Michigan Defeat Michigan State, 29-17 Michigan Football State of Michigan

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