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1938 Ted Turner (Ohio-born Media Mogul) Ted Turner Television
Performing Artists
1905 Tommy Dorsey (Pennsylvania-born Jazz Trombonist) Tommy Dorsey Jazz
1920 Gene Tierney (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film
1933 Larry King (New York City-born Television Talkshow Host) Larry King Radio Television CNN
1936 Dick Cavett (Nebraska-born Comedy Writer; Television Talkshow Host) Dick Cavett Television
1956 Ann Curry (Guam-born Broadcast Journalist) Guam Performing Artists Television Journalism Asian-Amrican Performing Artists
1961 Meg Ryan (Connecticut-born Actress) Meg Ryan Actors Film
1962 Jodie Foster (Los Angeles-born Actress) Jodie Foster Actors Film 1988 Leading Actress: Accused, 1991 Leading Actress: Silence of the Lambs
1973 Savion Glover (New Jersey-born African-American Dancer, Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Dance African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
Sports Figures
1921 Roy Campanella (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Special Education African American Sports Figures
1966 Gail Devers (Seattle, Washington African-American 2-time 100m Olympic Track Champion: 1992, 1996) Washington Sports Figures Track & Field The 1992 Summer Olympic Games African American Sports Figures USA Track and Field
1977 Kerri Strug (Arizona-born Olympic Champion Gymnast: 1996) Arizona Sports Figures Gymnastics The 1996 Summer Olympic Games Official Web Site
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1916 The Goldwyn Company Forms Film Business & Economics History Channel
1937 The RKO Film "Damsel in Distress" Is Released, with Music by George Gershwin George Gershwin Composers Film Internet Movie Database American Public Media
1959 Rocky and His Friends Cartoon Show Debuts Cartoons & Comics Television Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1966 In East Lansing. Michigan, #1 Notre Dame Ties #2 Michigan State 10-10 in the "College Football Game of the Century" East Lansing, Michigan Football Michigan State Notre Dame New York Times State of Michigan
1969 Brazilian Soccer Great, Pele, Scores His 1,000th Professional Goal Against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium Pele Soccer History Channel New York Times
1995 Toy Story Premieres in Hollywood Toy Story Internet Movie Database
2001 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants Is the First Baseball Player to Win Four Most Valuable Player Awards San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts African American Sports Figures New York Times

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