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Performing Artists
1901 Juanita Hall (New Jersey-born African-American Singer, Actress, Music Director) New Jersey Performing Artists Gospel Musicians American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage
1931 Mike Nichols (German-born American Film Director: The Graduate) Mike Nichols Film Director: 1967 for The Graduate
1923 Donald Houston (Welsh Actor) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1946 Sally Field (California-born Academy -Award Winning Actress) Sally Field Actors Television Film Leading Actress: 1984 for Places in the Heart, 1979 for Norma Rae
1955 Maria Shriver (Chicago-born Broadcast Journalist, Wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger) Maria Shriver Television Journalism
1970 Ethan Hawke (Texas-born Actor, Author) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists American Authors Internet Movie Database Writer's Almanac
Sports Figures
1861 James Naismith (Canadian Inventor of the Game of Basketball) James Naismith Inventors & Inventions Basketball Hall of Fame
1887 Walter Johnson (Kansas-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Kansas Sports Figures National Baseball Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1869 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian Composer) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composers
1899 The First Packard Automobile Is Taken for a Public Drive James Ward Packard Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1929 The Providence Steam Roller Hosts the Chicago Cardinals in the First NFL Night Game Providence, Rhode Island Football Historic Firsts National Football League The New York Times
1947 Meet the Press Debuts on NBC Television Television Journalism Meet the Press Internet Movie Database
1991 South Africa Agrees to Send a Racially Integrated Team to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics South Africa Apartheid 1992 Barcelona Olympics South African History The New York Times

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