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1919 Joseph Wapner (Los Angeles-born Judge, Television Judge) Los Angeles Performing Artists Law and Legal Resources Television Internet Movie Database
1929 Ed Asner (Kansas-born Actor) Ed Asner Actors Television
1930 Whitman Mayo (New York City-born African-American Actor: Grady on "Sanford and Son") New York City Performing Artists Actors African-American Performing Artists African American Registry Internet Movie Database
1932 Clyde McPhatter (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Clyde McPhatter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1940 Sam Waterston (Massachusetts-born Actor: Law and Order) Sam Waterston Actors Television
1951 Beverly D'Angelo (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1972 Johnny Lee Miller (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1965 Allen Dumont (New York City-born Inventor, Television Pioneer) Allen Du Mont Inventors & Inventions Television
1869 In Wisconsin, a Stage Fire Creates Panic in Milwaukee's Gaiety Theater, Killing Two and Injuring Many Milwaukee, Wisconsin Stage and Theater Fire Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1926 The NBC Radio Network Is on the Air Radio New York Times
1927 Jerome Kern's Musical "Show Boat" Is First Performed in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Jerome Kern American Musicals Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1941 Grambling Defeats Tillotson 37-6 for Eddie Robinson's First Win of 408 Eddie Robinson Famous African Americans Historic Firsts College Football Hall of Fame National Football Foundation
1956 Elvis Presley's First Film, Love Me Tender, Opens Elvis Presley Film History Channel
1960 Elgin Baylor Scores 71 Points for the L.A. Lakers v. the N.Y. Knicks Washington, D.C. Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans NBA
1962 20-year-old Cassius Clay TKOs 48-year-old Archie Moore in Los Angeles Muhmmad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures World Boxing Association
1964 Kansas City's Len Dawson Sets NFL Record with 7 Fumbles in 28-14 Loss Ohio Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame NFL
1969 The First Wendy's Restaurant Opens in Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Foods and Nutrition Historic Firsts Wendy's
1994 Martina Navratilova Retires from Singles - Career Record: 1,438-212. Martina Navratilova Tennis Hall of Fame BBC

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