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Performing Artists
1896 Ruth Gordon (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1915 Fred Friendly (Rhode Island-born Pioneer in Television Broadcast Journalism) Rhode Island Performing Artists Journalism Television Internet Movie Database New York Times
1932 Louis Malle (French Filmmaker) Louis Malle Filmmakers
1945 Henry Winkler (New York City-born Actor: Fonzie on "Happy Days") Henry Winkler Actors Television
1970 Nia Long (New York City-born African-American Actress) Nia Long Actors Film Television Famous African-Americans
Sports Figures
1893 Charles Atlas (Italian-born American Body-builder and Trainer) Charles Atlas Health & Fitness
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 Mamie Smith (Ohio-born African-American Singer; First African-American to Record the Blues) Mamie Smith Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
2000 Steve Allen (New York City-born Television Personality: Original Host of the Tonight Show) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists
1938 Orson Welles' Radio Broadcast of War of the Worlds Sends Listeners into Panic Orson Welles <I>War of the Worlds</I> Radio Broadcast History Channel
1940 First Abbott & Costello Film One Night in the Tropics Premieres Bud Abbott Lou costello Film Internet Movie Database
1954 The NBA Plays Its First Game with the 24-second Clock Basketball NBA Time Historic Firsts New York Times
1963 The First Lamborghini 350GTV Debuts at Italy's Turin Auto Show Ferruccio Lamborghini Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1968 The Movie Lion in the Winter Premieres Katherine Hepburn Film IMDB History Channel
1969 University of Washington Coach Jim Owens Suspends Four African American Football Players Washington State Football African-American Heritage University of Washington Football History Link
1974 Muhammad Ali Knocks Out George Foreman to Regain World Heavyweight Boxing Title Muhammad Ali George Foreman Boxing African-American Sports Figures New York Times New York Times

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