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1880 Grantland Rice (Tennessee-born Sports Columnist) Grantland Rice Journalism Sports
1898 Sippie Wallace (Texas-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry Texas State Historical Association
1937 Bill Anderson (South Carolina-born Country & Western Musician) South Carolina Performing Artists Country Musicians American Composers and Songewriters Internet Movie Database
1944 Kinky Friedman (Chicago-born Singer, Songwriter, Novelist) Chicago Performing Artists Country Musicians American Authors Official Web Site Writer's Almanac
1957 Lyle Lovett< (Texas-born County & Western Musician)/td> Texas Performing Artists Country Musicians 1989 Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance Internet Movie Database
1972 Toni Collette (Australian Actress) Toni Collette Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1935 Gary Player (South African Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Gary Player World Golf Hall of Fame
1960 Fernando Valenzuela (Mexican-born Professional Baseball Player) Fernando Valenzuela Baseball
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1947 Man o' War (Race Horse) Horse Racing
1986 Sippie Wallace (Texas-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry Texas State Historical Association
1999 Walter Payton (Mississippi-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Walter Payton African-American Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
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1604 Shakespeare's Othello First Presented in London Great Britain William Shakespeare Othello New York Times
1611 Shakespeare's The Tempest Is First Performed Publicly Great Britain William Shakespeare The Tempest Brandeis University
1902 Playing in Chicago, Michigan's Football Team Breaks Wisconsin's 17-game Winning Streak Chicago University of Michigan University of Wisconsin Football Wisconsin Historical Society
1937 Terry and the Pirates Debuts on NBC Radio Radio Old-time Radio
1944 Harvey Opens on Broadway Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1945 First Issue of Ebony Is Published Journalism African-American History Ebony Africanamericans.com African American Registry
1959 Jacques Plante Is First NHL Goalie to Routinely Wear a Mask Ice Hockey Historic First HockeyMasks.com
1964 Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns Is First Football Player to Rush for 10,000 Yards Jim Brown NFL Professional Football Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1966 The City of New Orleans Receives Its NFL Franchise, the Saints New Orleans NFL
1968 First Movie Rating System Goes into Effect Film Motion Picture Association of America
1969 "Suspicious Minds" Is Elvis Presley's Last #1 Song Elvis Presley Popular Music History Channel

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