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1809 Fanny Kemble (English Author, Actress) Fanny Kemble Actors
1904 Eddie South (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Violinist) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1911 David Merrick (Missouri-born Theater Producer) David Merrick Stage & Theater
1917 Buffalo Bob Smith (New York-born Host of the Howdy Doody Show) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Children's Television Internet Movie Database
1940 Bruce Lee (San Francisco-born Asian-American Actor) Bruce Lee American Performing Artists Film Asian-American Performing Artists
1942 Jimi Hendrix (Seattle-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Jimi Hendrix African American Performing Artistss Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1951 Kathryn Bigelow (California-born First Woman to Receive the Academy Award for Best Director: "The Hurt Locker") Kathryn Bigelow American Women in Performing Arts Filmmakers Academy Awards
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1903 Johnny Blood (Wisconsin-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Wisconsin Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1920 The Mark of Zorro, Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Opens in New York City New York City Douglas Fairbanks The Mark of Zorro History Channel Internet Movie Database
1951 16-year-old Hosea Richardson Is the First Licensed African-American Jockey in the State of Florida Florida Sports Figures Horse Racing Historic Firsts African-American Sports Figures Florida Historical Society
1953 Roy Campanella Is Named National League MVP for the Second Time in Three Years Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Special Education African American Sports Figures Los Angeles Dodgers
1960 NHL Hockey Player Gordie Howe Scores His 1,000th Point Canadian Sports Figures NHL State of Michigan
1963 Elvis Presley's Film Fun in Acapulco Is Released in Theaters Elvis Presley Film Internet Movie Database
1967 The Beatles Release "Magical Mystery Tour" Album English Performing Artists The Beatles Popular Music

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