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Performing Artists
1893 Lillian Gish (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1899 Clarence Muse (Maryland-born African-American Actor) Maryland Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African Americans Registry
1926 James "Son" Thomas (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Musician) James Jazz & Blues American Artists African American Performing Artists
1927 Roger Moore (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1940 Cliff Richard (English Popular Musician with the Rolling Stones) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1948 Harry Anderson (Rhode Island -born Actor) Rhode Island Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1896 Oscar Charleston (Indiana-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1914 John Wooden (Indiana-born Coach; Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Bing Crosby (Washington-born Popular Singer, Actor) Bing Crosby Popular Musicians Actors Radio Film Television
1990 Leonard Bernstein (Massachusetts-born Conductor, Composer of West Side Story) Leonard Bernstein American Composers Classical Music West Side Story
1905 Christy Mathewson Shuts Out the A's for Third Time in the World Series Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1916 Washington & Lee Refuses to Allow Rutgers' Paul Robeson to Play FB Game Paul Robeson Football Rutgers University Washington and Lee African American Registry
1922 New York's Pennsylvania Exchange First for Automated Telephone Dialing New York City The Telephone History of Technology Historic Firsts
1964 American Billy Mills Wins the 10,000 M Run at the Tokyo Olympics Japan Tokyo Olympic Games Native-American Studies New York Times
1968 Jim Hines Sets 100-M Dash World-record 9.95 S at Mexico City Olympics Mexico Mexico City Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
1990 Jerry Rice Ties NFL Record with Five Touchdown Catches against Atlanta Football African American Sports Figures

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