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1889 Robert W. Woodruff (Georgia-born President of Coca-Cola) Georgia Business Leaders Business Coca-Cola University of  Georgia
1900 Agnes Moorehead (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Entertainers Film Internet Movie Database Wisconsin Historical Society
1920 Dave Brubeck (California-born Jazz Musician) Dave Brubeck Jazz
1953 Tom Hulce (Wisconsin-born Actor) Detroit Performing Artists American Entertainers Film Wisconsin Historical Society
1955 Steven Wright (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists American Entertainers Film Internet Movie Database
1956 Peter Buck (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1962 Janine Turner (Nebraska-born Actress) Nebraska Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1905 James J. Braddock (New York City-born Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) James J. Braddock International Boxing Hall of Fame
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1949 Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1988 Roy Orbison (Texas-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Texas Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Internet Movie Database
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1877 Thomas Edison Makes First Sound Recording "Mary Had a Little Lamb" Thomas Edison The Phonograph Historic Firsts American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1955 Volkswagen U.S. Trademark Is Registered Autombiles Trademarks & Patents USPTO
1969 In California, Violence Mars a Free Rolling Stones Concert Attended by 30,000 California Popular Musicians Rolling Stones Learn California
1998 Bill Cosby Receives Kennedy Center Honors Bill Cosby Famous African Americans The Kennedy Center History Channel

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