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Performing Artists
1921 Deborah Kerr (Scottish Actress) Deborah Kerr Actors Film
1922 Oscar Pettiford (Oklahoma-born African-American Jazz Musician) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans
1935 Johnny Mathis (San Francisco-born African-American Popular Singer) Johnny Mathis Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
1954 Barry Williams (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1957 Fran Drescher (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Movies Internet Movie Database
1961 Eric Stoltz (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Television Movies Internet Movie Database
1971 Jenna Elfman (Los Angeles-born Actress) Jenna Elfman Actors Television
Sports Figures
1980 Martina Hingis (Swiss Professional Tennis Player) Switzerland Tennis
1981 Dominique Moceanu (California-born Olympic Gymnast) California Sports Figures Gymnastics The Olympics Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1955 James Dean (Indiana-born Actor: Car Crash) James Dean Auto Safety Actors Film
1978 Edgar Bergen (Chicago-born Ventriloquist, Puppeteer) Chicago Performing Artists Puppetry
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1791 Mozart's Opera The Magic Flute Premieres in Vienna, Austria Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera New York Times
1927 10,000 See Babe Ruth Hit HR #60 at Yankee Stadium Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1934 Babe Ruth Plays Last Professional Baseball Game with New York Yankees Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame
Dizzy Dean Wins His 30th Game Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1951 Billy Graham's "Hour of Decision" First Airs on ABC Billy Graham Religion Television Concordia
1960 The Flintstones Premieres on ABC Cartoons & Comics Family Television Internet Movie Database
1972 Roberto Clemente Gets His 3,000th and Final Career Hit Roberto Clemente Baseball Hall of Fame Latin Americans USA Today
1980 Xerox Publishes the Initial Ethernet Specifications Internet CIO
1981 The Minnesota Twins Play Their Final Game at Metropolitan Stadium Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Minnesota Historical Association
1992 Kansas City's George Brett Reaches 3,000 Career Hits West Virginia Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
2004 John Kerry & George W. Bush Meet in Miami for Presidential Debate #1 of 3 Florida President George W. Bush 2004 Presidential Election The American Presidency CNN
First Members Are Inducted into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Jazz Historic Firsts Official Site African American Registry

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