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Performing Artists
1853 Lillie Langtry (English Actress) English Performing Artists Stage and Theater
1907 Yves Allégret (French Film Director) French Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1909 Art Tatum (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Art Tatum Jazz Noted African Americans
1917 Burr Tillstrom (Chicago-born Puppeteer: Kukla, Fran and Ollie) Chicago Performing Artists Puppetry
1921 Yves Montand (Italian-born American Actor) Italian Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1924 Nipsey Russell (Georgia-born African-American Comedian) Georgia Performing Artists Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1925 Lenny Bruce (New York-born Comedian) New York Performing Artists Authors' Calendar Writer's Almanac New York Times
1926 Ray Brown (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Bassist) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1941 Paul Simon (New Jersey-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Paul Simon Popular Musicians
1947 Sammy Hagar (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1959 Marie Osmond (Utah-born Popular Singer) Utah Performing Artists Popular Musicians History Channel Biography Internet Movie Database
1963 Kelly Preston (Hawaiian-born Actress) Hawaii Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1876 Rube Waddell (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1931 Eddie Mathews (Texas-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 Jerry Rice (Mississippi-born African-American Professional Football Player) Mississippi Sports Figures Football African American History
1969 Nancy Kerrigan (Massachusetts-born Member of the Figure Skating Hall of Fame) Massachusetts Sports Figures Olympic Games Figure Skating Hall of Fame Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1974 Ed Sullivan (New York City-born Television Host) New York City Performing Artists Journalists Television History Channel
1893 Melody for "Happy Birthday to You" Registered with U.S. Patent/Trademark Office Music Copyrights USPTO
1939 Harry James Records "On a Little Street in Singapore" with Frank Sinatra As Vocalist Frank Sinatra Popular Music University of Georgia
1960 Pirate Bill Mazeroski's HR Is First to End a 7th Game of a World Series Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1962 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Opens on Broadway New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database
1990 The Target Center Arena Opens in Minneapolis MInneapolis, Minnesota Business Sports Target Center Minnesota Historical Society
1998 The NBA Cancels First Two Weeks of Regular Season for a Player Lockout Basketball NBA Labor New York Times

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