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1906 Jim Thompson (Oklahoma-born Crime Novelist) Jim Thompson Film
1885 Harry Blackstone (Chicago-born Magician) Harry Blackstone American Performing Artists
1920 William Conrad (Kentucky-born Radio, Film and Television Actor and Producer) ) Kentucky Performing Artists American Performing Artists Filmmakers Television Radio Internet Movie Database
1922 Arthur Penn (Pennsylvania-born Film Producer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
1924 Bud Powell (New York City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) New York City Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1934 Greg Morris (Ohio-born African-American Actor); Mission Impossible Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1947 Meat Loaf (Texas-born Popular Musician) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Cheryl Tiegs (Minnesota-born Fashion Model) Minnesota Performing Artists Biography
1950 John Sayles (New York-born Author, Filmmaker) New York Authors Filmmakers Writer's Almanac
1935 Mamie Johnson (South Carolina-born African-American Female Professional Baseball Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Baseball Female Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Nego league Baseball Players Association African American Registry
1939 Kathy Whitworth (Texas-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Kathy Whitworth World Golf Hall of Fame Women
1949 Mike Schmidt (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1959 Beth Heiden (Wisconsin-born Olympic Speed Skater) Wisconsin Sports Figures Speedskating The Olympic Games Wisconsin Historical Society
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1956 Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Texas-born Professional Golfer, Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Babe Didrikson Zaharias Women Golf USA Track & Field Hall of Fame
1960 Sylvia Pankhurst (English Women's Rights Advocate) English Political and Social Leaders Women Women's Suffrage History Channel
1991 Oona Chaplin (English-born Wife of Charlie Chaplin/Daughter of Eugene O'Neill) Charlie Chaplin History Channel
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1829 Dr. J. J. Parrot Is First Person to Climb Turkey's Mount Ararat in Modern Times Turkey Religion Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts Concordia
1842 Milwaukee Wisconsin's First Public Music Hall Opens Milwaukee Wisconsin Music Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1894 Aqueduct Race Track Opens in New York City New York City Horse Racing Aqueduct
1930 Bobby Jones Wins the U.S. Amateur and Golf's Grand Slam Bobby Jones Golf Hal of Fame New York Times University of Georgia
1935 Judy Garland Signs Contract with MGM Judy Garland Film MGM History Channel
1942 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra Perform Together for Last Time Glenn Miller Popular Music World War II New York Times
1943 Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters Record Jingle Bells Christmas Music Popular Music History Channel
1948 Texas' First Television Station, WBAP-Fort Worth, Begins Broadcasting Texas Television Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1950 Heavyweight Champ Ezzard Charles Knocks Out Joe Louis in 15 rounds in New York City for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship Georgia Sports Figures Joe Louis Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1954 The Tonight Show Debuts with Steve Allen Television New York Times
1964 "The Beach Boys" Appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for First Time Television Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1983 A Chorus Line Becomes the Longest-running Broadway Musical Musical Theater Interrnet Broadway Database History Channel
1988 Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson Fails Drug Test, Stripped of Olympic Gold Medal Canadian Sports Figures Illegal Drugs Track & Field 1988 Summer Olympics BBC
1989 SONY Buys Columbia Pictures Business & Economics Film Sony Pictures History Channel
1998 Mark McGwire Becomes First to Hit 70 Home Runs in One Season Baseball Sports Illustrated
1999 Detroit's Tiger Stadium Closes After 87 Years Detroit Baseball Major League Baseball Detroit News State of Michigan

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