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Performing Artists
1925 Julie Harris (Michigan-born Actress) Michigan Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Biography
1967 Lucy Liu (New York City-born Asian-American Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Asian-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1981 Britney Spears (Louisiana-born Popular Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database Biography
Sports Figures
1973 Monica Seles (Yugoslavian Professional Tennis Player) Yugoslavia Tennis
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1927 Fox Movietone Newsreel Is First Sound Movie Shown in Seattle, Washington Washington Film Sound Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1932 Bing Crosby and Bob Hope First Perform Together Bing Crosby Bob Hope History Channel
1933 A Horse Racing Track Opens at Charles Town, West Virginia Charles Town, West Virginia Horse Racing West Virginia State Archive
1950 Navy's Football Team Upsets Army 14-2 Before 102,000 Fans in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Football Navy Football Army Football Wisconsin Historical Society
1956 Bill Russell Paces U.S. Basketball Team to Olympic Gold Medal in Melbourne Australia 1956 Summer Olympics Basketball New York Times
1957 Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" Deposes Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" as #1 Song in America Mississippi Performing Artists Elvis Presley African-American Performing Artists Popular Music Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1983 Michael Jackson's Thriller Video Is Released Michael Jackson Popular Music Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database

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