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OCTOBER 29

Performing Artists
1891 Fanny Brice (New York City-born Comedic Singer, Actress) Fanny Brice Stage & Theater Popular Music
1911 Narciso Martínez (Mexican-American Father of Conjunto) Mexican Performing Artists Folk & Ethnic Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1947 Richard Dreyfuss (New York City-born Actor) Richard Dreyfuss Actors Film
1948 Kate Jackson (Alabama-born Actress) Kate Jackson Actors Television
1971 Winona Ryder (Minnesota-born Actress) Winona Ryder Actors Film
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1866 The Uppertown Olympics Beat the Lowertown Saxons to Become St. Paul, Minnesota's First City Baseball Champions" St. Paul, Minnesota Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota State Historical Society
1955 Warner Brothers Register the Film, "A Rebel Without a Cause" Film Trademarks and Copyrights Warner Brothers Internet Movie Database USPTO
1956 The Huntley-Brinkley Report Premieres on NBC Television Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times
1960 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Begins His Professional Boxing Career in Louisville, Kentucky with a Six-Round Decision over Tunney Hunsacker Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Louisville Courier Journal
1962 Actor Sidney Poitier Testifies Before Congress About the Lack of Opportunities for African-American Actors in Hollywood Sidney Poitier Los Angeles U.S. Congress American Performing Artists Film Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Performing Artists History Channel
1967 The Musical ''Hair'' Opens off-Broadway New York City American Musicals Plays New York Times

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