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OCTOBER 10

Performing Artists
1900 Helen Hayes (Washington, D.C.-born Actress) Helen Hayes Stage and Theater Film
1915 Harry "Sweets" Edison (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1914 Dorothy Lamour (New Orleans-born Actress) New Orleans Performing Artists Film
1917 Thelonious Monk (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) Thelonius Monk Jazz Musicians Composers Famous African Americans
1926 Oscar Brown Jr. (Chicago-born African-American Actor, Director, Playwright, Songwriter, Lyricist, Activist, Essayist, Television Host) Chicago Performing Artists Film Television American Authors African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1941 Peter Coyote (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Film
1946 Ben Vereen (Florida-born African-American Actor) Florida Performing Artists Stage and Theater Film Famous African Americans
1954 David Lee Roth (Indiana-born Popular Musician) Indiana Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1958 Tanya Tucker (Texas-born Country & Western Singer) Tanya Tucker Country & Western Musicians
1959 Bradley Whitford (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database Wisconsin Historical Society
1963 Rebecca Pidgeon (Massachusetts-born Popular Musician) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1920 Frank Sinkwich (Pennsylvania-born 1942 Heisman Trophy Winner) Pennsylvania Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame 1942 Heisman Trophy Winner New Georgia Encyclopedia
1937 Bruce Devlin (Professional Golfer) Golf
1969 Brett Favre (Mississippi-born Professional Football Player) Mississippi Sports Figures Football Wisconsin Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Orson Welles (Wisconsin-born Actor, Writer, Director: "Citizen Kane") Orson Welles Radio Film
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1886 Tuxedo Dinner Jacket First Worn in America in Tuxedo Park, NY New York Art & Design Historic Firsts New York Times
1899 African-American Inventor, I.R. Johnson, Patents a Bicycle Frame Patents & Trademarks Bicycling Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors St/ Louis Public Library
1926 St. Louis Cardinals Defeat the New York Yankees Game Seven of the World Series Missouri New York City Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1931 St. Louis Cardinals' Spitball Pitcher Burleigh Grime Beats the Philadelphia Athletics, 4-2, in the 7th Game of the World Series Missouri Sports Figures Pennsylvania Sports Figures Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1935 Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Opens on Broadway New York City George Gershwin Musical Theater History Channel Internet Broadway Database
1965 The Supremes First Appear on Ed Sullivan Show Popular Music Television Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database
1966 The Beach Boys Release "Good Vibrations" Popular Music Amazon.com
1968 Detroit Tigers Win World Series Game Seven Against St. Louis Detroit Missouri Major League Baseball State of Michigan
1975 Richard Burton and Liz Taylor Remarry Liz Taylor Film BBC
1979 Film 'The Rose,' Loosely Based on the Life of Janis Joplin, Premieres in Los Angeles Los Angeles Janis Joplin Film Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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