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1854 James A. Bland (New York-born African-American Composer, Songwriter) James A. Bland Composers Popular Music Famous African Americans
Performing Artists
1844 Sarah Bernhardt (French Actress) Sarah Bernhardt Stage & Theater
1904 Constance Bennett (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1911 Curly Howard (New York City-born Comedic Actor; The Three Stooges) New York City Performing Artists The Three Stooges Internet Movie Database
1942 Annette Funicello (New York-born Actress, Singer, Original Mouseketeer) Annette Funicello American Performing Artists Film Television Walt Disney
1943 Cathérine Deneuve (French Actress) Cathérine Deneuve Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1952 Jeff Goldblum (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Jeff Goldblum American Performing Artists Film
1967 Carlos Mencia (Honduras-American Comedic Actor) Honduras Performing Artists American Performing Artists Latin-American Performing Artists
Sports Figures
1907 Jimmie Foxx (Maryland-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures Baseball
1963 Brian Boitano (California-born Member of the Figure Skating Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures 1988 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1883 The New York Metropolitan Opera House Opens with a Performance of Gounod's ''Faust'' The New York Metropolitan Opera Opera The Metropolitan Opera Library of Congress
1934 Ferdinand Porsche Begins Tests of the Volkswagen, Being Built as the ""People's Car" for Nazi Leader Adolph Hitler Ferdinand Porsche Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler Volkswagen Historic Firsts History Channel
1939 First Televised Professional Football Game: Brooklyn 23, Philadelphia 14 Football Television Historic Firsts Professional Football Researchers Association
1966 "The Supremes" Are the First all-Female Group to Have an Album Reach #1 Diana Ross The Supremes Women Famous African Americans Historic Firsts History Channel

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