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Performing Artists
1813 Edwin Booth (Maryland-born Dramatic Actors; Brother of John Wilkes Booth) Maryland Performing Artists Stage & Thearer
1894 Bennie Moten (Kansas City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Bandleader) Kansas City Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1934 Garry Marshall (New York City-born Director, Writer, Producer, Actor) New York City Performing Artists Television
1938 Jean Seberg (Iowa-born Actress) Iowa Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1949 Whoopi Goldberg (New York City-born African-American Actress: 1990 Academy Award for Ghost) Whoopi Goldberg Actors Film Famous African Americans 1990 Academy Award for Ghost
1954 Chris Noth (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists American Performing  Artists Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1911 Buck O'Neil (Florida-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Florida Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1947 John Hill Westbrook (Texas-born Collegiate Football Player: First African-American to Play in the Southwest Conference) Texas Sports Figures Football African-American Sports Figures Texas State Historical Association
1962 Vinny Testaverde (New York-born Winner of the 1986 Heisman Trophy) New York Sports Figures Football Heisman Foundation
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1939 Lois Weber (Pennsylvania-born Filmmaker: First Female Screen Director) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1983 Junior Samples (Georgia-born Comic Actor) Georgia Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1940 Walt Disney Releases Fantasia Walt Disney Family Film History Channel
1977 Li'l Abner Appears in Newspapers for the Last Time Cartoons & Comics Journalism New York Times
1992 Riddick Bowe Defeats Evander Hollyfield to Win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title Boxing African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1995 Pitcher Greg Maddux Is Chosen for His Fourth Straight National League Cy Young Award Texas Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1997 The Lion King Opens on Broadway New York City The Lion King Children's Literature Internet Broadway Database

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