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Performing Artists
1891 Ted Shawn (Missouri-born Dancer) Missouri Performing Artists Dance
1912 Don Byas (Oklahoma-born African-American Jazz Musician) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans
1917 "Dizzy" Gillespie (South Carolina-born African-American Jazz Musician) Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Famous African Americans
1924 Celia Cruz (Cuban-American Jazz Vocalist) Celia Cruz Musician Latin-American Studies
1940 Manfred Mann (South African Popular Musician) South African Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1942 Judy Sheindlin (New York City-born Jurist; Judge Judy) New York City Performing Artists Television Law and Legal Resources Internet Movie Database Biography
1956 Carrie Fisher (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists Star Wars Internet Movie Database Biography
Sports Figures
1928 "Whitey" Ford (New York City-born Member of the Baseball hall of Fame) Whitey Ford Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1871 Seattle Opens Its First Roller Rink Washington Health and PE History Link
1957 Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock Opens in Theaters Elvis Presley Popular Music Film History Channel
1962 Chubby Checker Appears on The Ed Sullivan Show and Sings "The Twist" Television Popular Music African-American Performing Artists
1965 Milwaukee Braves Announce They Are Moving to Atlanta, Georgia for 1965 Season Wisconsin Georgia Major League Baseball Univeristy of Georgia
1967 The Minnesota North Stars Professional Hockey Team Plays Its First Home Game, Beating the California Seals 3-1. Minnesota Sports Figures Hockey National Hockey League Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1975 Red Sox Defeat Reds on Carlton Fisk's 12th Inning HR: World Series Game 6 Baseball New York Times USA Today

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