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Performing Artists
1903 Jack Oakie (Missouri-born Actor) Missouri Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1911 Buck Clayton (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Composer) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz American Composer Songrwriters African American Composer Songrwriters Internet Movie Database African American Registry University of Missouri, Kansas City
1929 Grace Kelly (Pennsylvania-born Actress; Princess of Monaco) Grace Kelly Monaco Actors Film
1966 David Schwimmer (New York City-born Actor; Ross on Friends) David Schwimmer Actors Television
1980 Ryan Thomas Gosling (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artist Actors Film Biography
1982 Anne Hathaway (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artist Actors Film Biography
Sports Figures
1944 Al Michaels (New York City-born Sportscaster) New York City Sports Figures Sports Journalism Television Internet Movie Database
1961 Nadia Comaneci (Romanian Olympic Gold Medalist Gymnast) Nadia Comaneci Gymnastics 1976 Summer Olympic Games
1968 Sammy Sosa (Dominican Republic Professional Baseball Player) Sammy Sosa Baseball Latin-American Studies
1970 Tonya Harding (Oregon-born Olympic Figure Skater) Oregon Sports Figures Figure Skating 1994 Winter Olympic Games Biography
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 Eve Arden (California-born Actress) Eve Arden Actors & Actresses Television
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1892 The First Professional Football Player, "Pudge" Heffelfinger Is Paid $500 to Play for the Allegheny Athletic Association Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Labor Business & Economics Historic First Minnesota Historical Society
1920 Judge Kennesaw Landis Is Elected as the First Commissioner of Baseball Ohio Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts New York Times
1931 In Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens Opens with the Toronto Maple Leafs Hosting the Chicago Blackhawks Toronto, Canada Ice Hockey Historica
1940 The Batman Trademark Registered Batman Trademarks & Patents USPTO
1946 Walt Disney's Song of the South Has Its World Premier at Atlanta's Fox Theatre Atlanta, Georgia Walt Disney Film Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1977 In Minnesota, Steve Carter's Eden Is the First Documented Performance at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre St. Paul, Minnesota Stage and Theater Historic Firsts African-American Performing Artists Penumbra Theatre Company Minnesota Historical Society

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