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1948 Lester Bangs (California-born Rock and Roll Critic) California Authors & Illustrators Journalism Popular Music Writer's Almanac
1902 William Alexander "Sonny" Greer (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Musician) William Alexander Sonny Greer Jazz Musicians Famous African Americans
1903 Carlos Montoya (Spanish-born Latin-American Flamenco Guitarist) Carlos Montoya International Musicians Dance Jazz Latin-American Studies
1925 Dick Van Dyke (Illinois-born Actor) Dick Van Dyke Actors Television Film
1929 Christopher Plummer (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors The Sound of Music
1948 Ted Nugent (Detroit-born Popular Musician) Ted Nugent Popular Musicians
1957 Steve Buscemi (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1913 Archie Moore (Mississippi-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Mississippi Sport Figures Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1918 Bill Vukovich (California-born Two-Time Winner of the Indianapolis 500) California Sport Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis 500
1924 Larry Doby (South Carolina-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) South Carolina Sport Figures Baseball  Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1943 Ferguson Jenkins (Canadian-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Canadian Sport Figures Baseball  Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
1952 Cathy Rigby (California-born Member of the Gymnastics Hall of Fame) Cathy Rigby Gymnastics Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
1969 Sergei Federov (Russian-born Ice Hockey Player) Russia Ice Hockey
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2006 Lamar Hunt (Arkansas-born Founder of the American Football League: Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Arkansas Sports Figures Kansas City Chiefs National Football Hall of Fame
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1989 "Driving Miss Daisy" Is Released Film Internet Movie Database Received 4 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture
1977 Entire University of Evansville Basketball Team, Coaches and Staff Die in Chartered Plane Crash Indiana Sports Figures University of Evansville Basketball Basketball Air Disasters Death New York Times

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