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1955 Dan Gutman (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors and Illustrators Sports Official Website
Performing Artists
1920 Lawanda Page (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Television African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1932 Robert Reed (Illinois-born Actor: Brady Bunch) Robert Reed Actors Television Biography.com
1945 John Lithgow (New York-born Actor) John Lithgow Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1962 Evander Holyfield (Alabama-born African-American Professional Boxer) Alabama Sports Figures Boxing Official Website
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1833 The Baltimore Saturday Visitor Publishes "Ms. Found in a Bottle" by Edgar Allen Poe Maryland Edgar Allen Poe Journalism American Collection
1873 Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Rutgers Establish First Rules for Intercollegiate Football Football Historic Firsts Yale University
1939 The Film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Opens in Theaters Starring Jimmy Stewart Jimmy Stewart Film The Internet Movie Database
1943 Paul Robeson Opens in Othello at the Shubert Theater on Broadway Paul Robeson Othello African American Performing Artists Internet Broadway Database
1957 Montreal's Maurice Richard First NHL Player to Score 500 Career Goals Canadian Sports Figures National Hockey League Hockey Hall of Fame Historic Firsts USA Today
1968 Bill Toomey Wins the Olympic Decathlon at Mexico City Mexico Pennsylvania Sports Figures 1968 Summer Olympic Games USA Track and Field Hall of Fame The New York Times
1985 Nebraska's Dale Klein Kicks I-A record 7 FGs in 7 Attempts Against Missouri University of Nebraska Football Football Historic Firsts USA Today

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