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Performing Artists
1912 Teddy Wilson (Texas-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Texas Performing Artists Jazz African-Ameerican Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage
1913 Geraldine Fitzgerald (Irish Actress) Irish Performing Artists Actors Film
Sports Figures
1938 Oscar Robertson (Tennessee-born African-American member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Tennessee Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures African American Heritage
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 Freddie Mercury (Tanzanian-born English Lead Singer of the Rock Group Queen) Freddie Mercury Performing Artists English Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2003 Warren Spahn (New York-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New York Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame University of Georgia
1913 The Seeley Theatre Opens in Pomeroy, Washington Pomeroy, Washington Stage & Theater HistoryLink
1922 The Mack Theatre Opens in Port Angeles, Washington Port Angeles, Washington Stage & Theater HistoryLink
1947 "Hollywood 10" Cited for Contempt of Congress U.S. Congress McCarthyism Film History Channel
1951 Gigi Opens on Broadway Starring Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn Plays History Channel
1960 Wilt Chamberlain Grabs 55 Rebounds in One NBA Game Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures PBS
1966 The Beatles Record "Strawberry Fields" New York City John Lennon The Beatles New York City Parks and Recreation
1978 David Letterman Makes His First Guest Appearance on The Tonight Show Television History Channel

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