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1958 Jamie Lee Curtis (Los Angeles-born Actress, Children's Author) Jamie Lee Curtis Primary Authors Actors Film
1921 Rodney Dangerfield (New York-born Comedian) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database Biography
1924 Geraldine Page (Missouri-born Actress) Missouri Performing Artists Actors Film
1961 Mariel Hemingway (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1943 Billie Jean King (California-born Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Billie Jean King Tennis
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1980 Mae West (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database History Channel
1880 Lillian Russell Makes Her Debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City Lillian Russell Stage & Theater Musical Theater Library of Congress
1966 University of Florida's Steve Spurrier Wins the Heisman Trophy Florida University of Florida Heisman Trophy Florida Historical Society
1901 Stetson Defeats the University of Florida 6-0 in Its First Intercollegiate Football Game Florida Education Football Historic Firsts Stetson University University of Florida Florida Historical Society
1910 A.F. Knight of Schenectady, N.Y Receives First Patent for Steel Shaft Golf Club New York Scientists & Inventors Golf Inventors & Inventions Trademarks & Patents Dynacraft Golf (pdf)
1929 Jack Kerouac's Prep School Football Achievements Are Featured in the Lowell Sun Newspaper Jack Kerouac American Authors Football American Collection
1935 Kid Chissell and Billie Boyd Win 62-day Dance Marathon in Wenatchee, WA Washington Dance History Link
1961 Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii Premieres Elvis Presley Film Internet Movie Database
1965 Muhammad Ali Defeats Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas for World Heavyweight Title Nevada Muhammed Ali Floyd Patterson Sports Illustrated
1986 20-year-old Mike Tyson Is the Youngest Heavyweight Champion in History New York City Sports Figures Boxing African-American Sports Figures New York Times
George Branham Is First African American to Win Pro Bowler Association Event Bowling African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1995 Toy Story Is Released Toy Story Internet Movie Database
2003 England Defeats Australia for Rugby World Cup England Australia Rugby BBC

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