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Performing Artists
1897 Willie "The Lion" Smith (New York City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) New York Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1920 Ricardo Montalban (Mexican-American Actor) Mexican Performing Artists Actors Television Latin-American Performing Artists Biography,com
1924 Paul Desmond (San Francisco-born Saxophonist; co-Author of the Jazz Classic "Take Five") San Francisco Performing Artists Jazz Internet Movie Database
1928 Etta James (South Carolina-born African-American Vocalist) South Carolina Performing Artists Musicans African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1931 Nat Adderley (Florida-born African-American Trumpet Player) Florida Performing Artists Popular Musicans African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1947 John Larroquette (New Orleans-born Actor) New Orleans Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography,com
1960 Amy Grant (Georgia-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Georgia Performing Artists Popular Musicians Official Web Site Biography,com Internet Movie Database
1971 Christina Applegate (Los Angeles-born Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Biography,com
Sports Figures
1874 Joe Gans (Maryland-born African-American Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1903 William DeHart Hubbard (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame; First African-American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal) Ohio Sports Figures 1924 Summer Olympics Track & Field Hall of  Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1914 Joe DiMaggio (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Joe Dimaggio National Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1944 Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Ohio-born Judge; Commissioner of Major League Baseball: 1920-44) Ohio Sports Figures Law and Legal Resources Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame
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1882 Gilbert & Sullivan's Comic Operetta "Iolanthe" Opens at the Savoy Theater in London London Stage & Theater Historic Firsts American Public Media
1947 Film Industry Executives Announce the "Hollywood 10" Will Be Fired or Suspended U.S. Congress McCarthyism Film History Channel
1948 A High School Football Championship Game Is the First "Wide-Audience" Television Broadcast for Viewers in Washington's Puget Sound Area Washington Media Football Television Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1984 Band Aid Rock Stars Gather at Sarm Studios in London to Record "Do They Know It's Christmas" with All Proceeds to Ethiopian Famine Relief London, England Ethiopia Popular Musicians Food Historic UK
2002 The Baltimore Ravens Hire Ozzie Newsome as the First African-American General Manager in the National Football League Maryland Sports Figures Alabama Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Baltimore Sun African American Registry

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