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Performing Artists
1820 Jenny Lind (Swedish Soprano) Jenny Lind Opera
1906 Janet Gaynor (Pennsylvania-born Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1908 Sammy Price (Texas-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Sammy Price Popular Musicians Jazz Noted African Americans
Carole Lombard (Indiana-born Actress) Carole Lombard Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1942 Britt Ekland (Swedish Actress) Swedish Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1963 Elisabeth Shue (Delaware-born Actress) Delaware Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1973 Ioan Gruffudd (Welsh Actor) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film
Sports Figures
1892 Clyde Littlefield (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame Helsinki Olympics Texas State Historical Association
1905 Helen Wills Moody (California-born Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Helen Wills Moody Tennis Hall of Fame
1955 Tony Dungy (Mississippi-born African-American Professional Football Coach) Mississippi Sports Figures Football Coach Noted African Americans National Football League
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1989 Bette Davis (Massachusetts-born Academy Award-Winning Actress) Bette Davis Actors Film The Academy Awards
1860 Joseph R. Brown's Steam Wagon Horseless Carriage Is Permanently Mired Near Fort Ridgely, Minnesota Wisconsin Automotive Steam Engine Minnesota Historical Society
1889 The Moulin Rouge in Paris First Opens Its Doors to the Public Paris Stage and Theater Dance Writer's Almanac
1908 Harvester, a Trotter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wins the Kentucky Futurity Milwaukee, Wisconsin Horse Racing Crime Economics Kentucky Futurity Wisconsin Historical Society
1927 "The Jazz Singer", First Movie with Spoken Dialogue, Premieres in New York City New York City Al Jolson The Jazz Singer Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database
1948 Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams Opens on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre Tennessee Williams American Authors Internet Broadway Database
1991 The Scott Joplin House Opens As a Missouri State Historic Site Missouri Scott Joplin African-American History African American Registry

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