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Performing Artists
1897 Nunnally Johnson (Georgia-born Filmmaker) Nunnally Johnson Filmmakers
1901 Walt Disney (Chicago-born Creator of Mickey Mouse, Founder of Walt Disney Corporation) Walt Disney American Business Leaders Mickey Mouse
1906 Otto Preminger (Austrian-born Filmmaker) Otto Preminger Filmmakers
1910 Abraham Polonsky (New York City-born Filmmaker) Abraham Polonsky Filmmakers
1931 James Cleveland (Chicago-born African-American Gospel Singer, Composer) Chicago Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African-American Performing Artists The Grammy Awards African American Registry
1932 Little Richard (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Little Richard African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Biography African American Registry
1933 Adolph Caesar (New York City-born African-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
Sports Figures
1870 Bill Pickett (Texas-born African-American Rodeo Cowboy) Bill Pickett Rodeo African-American Sports Figures
1879 John Shippen (Washington, D.C-born African-American Golfer: the First Golf Professional Born in the United States) Washington, D.C. Sports Figures Golf African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1905 Chiclets Gum Is Trademarked Patents & Trademarks Foods & Nutrition Chiclets USPTO
1954 The University of Delaware Blue Hen Football Team Defeats Kent State 19-7 in the Refrigerator Bowl in Evansville, Indiana Evansville, Indiana Delaware Sports Figures Ohio Sports Figures Football University of  Delaware Football Kent State Football State of Delaware
1997 Miramax Pictures Premieres "Good Will Hunting" in California Film Internet Movie Database Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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