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Performing Artists
1903 Ford Lee "Buck" Washington (Kentucky-born Jazz Musician, Dancer, Comedian) Kentucky Performing Artists Jazz Dance African American Performing Artists Internet Broadway Database African American Registry
1923 Bert Kaempfert (German Popular Songwriter) German Performing Artists Popular Music
1925 Angela Lansbury (English Actress) Angela Lansbury Stage and Theater Film Television
1932 Henry Lewis (Los Angeles-born African-American Conductor, Music Director, Double Bassist) Los Angeles Performing Artists Classical Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1946 Suzanne Somers (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Biography.com
1947 David Zucker (Wisconsin-born Writer, Director, Producer) Wisconsin Performing Artists Filmmakers Wisconsin Historical Society
1959 Tim Robbins (California-born Actor) Tim Robbins American Performing Artists Film
Sports Figures
1861 Richard Dudley Sears (Massachusetts-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Massachusetts Sports Figures Interrnational Tennis Hall of Fame
1969 Juan Gonzalez (Puerto Rican Baseball Player) Puerto Rican Sports Figures Baseball Hispanic Sports Figures Biography.com
1972 Kordell Stewart (Louisiana-born African-American Professional Football Player) New Orleans Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Football
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Etta Jones (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists National Public Radio
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1893 Long distance Telephone Service Is Inaugurated Between Seattle, Spokane, and Portland Washington Portland, Oregon Telephone History Link
1921 The Marx Brothers Play the Hennepin Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota The Marx Brothers American Performing Artists Minnesota Historical Association
1938 Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid Ballet Opens in Chicago Chicago Aaron Copland Ballet Library of Congress
1939 Man Who Came to Dinner Opens on Broadway New York City Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1948 Hudson Launches New Monobuilt Design Combining the Chassis and Frame in a Unified Passenger Compartment Automobiles Hemmings
1955 Elvis Presley First Appears on Television: "Louisiana Hayride" Elvis Presley Television Historic Firsts Rokcabilly Hall of Fame
Grand Ole Opry Premieres on ABC Country & Western Music Television Internet Movie Database
1958 Chevrolet Introduces the El Camino Automobiles Hemmings
1968 Tommie Smith & John Carlos Stage Black Power Protest at Olympic Games Mexico 1968 Summer Olympic Games U.S. Civil Rights African-American Heritage African American Registry New York Times
The Milwaukee Bucks Open Their First Season with an 89-84 Loss to the Chicago Bulls Milwaukee Buck Basketball NBA Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1996 A Stampede of Soccer Fans Kills 84 in Guatemala City Guatemala Soccer Death History Channel

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