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OCTOBER 9

Performing Artists
1920 Yusef Lateef (Tennessee-born African-American Saxophonist) Tennessee Performing Artists Musicians Famous African Americans
1940 John Lennon (English Popular Musician, Songwriter: A Member of the Beatles) John Lennon The Beatles
1955 Scott Bakula (Missouri-born Actor) Missouri Performing Artists Actors Television Film
Sports Figures
1903 Walter O'Malley (New York City-born Attorney; Owner of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers) New York City Sports Figures Law & Legal Resources Business Major League Baseball Baseball Official Web Site
1889 Rube Marquard (Ohio-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1955 Mike Singletary (Texas-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
1970 Annika Sorenstam (Swedish Golfer) Sweden Golf
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1915 Auto Racer Gil Anderson First to Average 100+ mph in a Race Auto Racing Historic Firsts History Channel
1916 Pitcher Babe Ruth of the Red Sox Pitches 13 Scoreless Innings to Win Game 2 of the World Series Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball New York Times
1942 Jubilee Is the First Radio Broadcast to Showcase African-American Talent Radio African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts History Channel
1946 The Iceman Cometh, by Eugene O'Neill, Opens on Broadway Eugene O'Neill The Iceman Cometh Internet Broadway Database
1947 High Button Shoes Opens on Broadway New York City Musical Theater Internet Broadway Database
1961 Ray Charles' Recording of "Hit The Road Jack" Reaches #1 on the Pop Singles Chart Ray Charles Popular Music African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1997 North Carolina Basketball Coach, Dean Smith, Retires with 879 Wins in 36 Years As Coach University of North Carolina Basketball Hall of Fame New York Times

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