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Performing Artists
1898 Lillian Randolph (Kentucky-born African-American Actress) Kentucky Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1899 Deford Baily (Tennessee-born African-American Musician) Tennessee Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Country Music African American Registry
1911 Spike Jones (California-born Popular Musician) Spike Jones Popular Musicians
1920 Clark Terry (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Missouri Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Jazz St. Louis Walk of Fame
1922 Don Hewitt (New York City-born Creator of the Television News Show "60 Minutes") Don Hewitt Journalism Television 60 Minutes Internet Movie Database
1946 Patty Duke (New York-born Actress) New York Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
Michael Ovitz (Chicago-born Comedian) Chicago Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1925 Sam Jones (Ohio-born African-American Professional Baseball Player) Ohio Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball African American Registry
1939 Ernie Davis (Pennsylvania-born African-American Winner of the 1961 Heisman Trophy) Ernie Davis African-American Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame 1961 Heisman Trophy Winner
1946 Stan Smith (California-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures International Tennis Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1920 George Gipp (Michigan-born University of Notre Dame Football Player: "Win One for the Gipper") Michigan Sports Figures University of Notre Dame College Football Hall of Fame
1963 Dinah Washington (Alabama-born African-American Popular Singer) Alabama Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Popular Musicians Jazz Internet Movie Database
1964 William Bendix (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
1980 Elston Howard (Missouri-born First African-American to Play for the New York Yankees) Missouri Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball New York Yankees
1985 Roger Maris (Minnesota-born Professional Baseball Player Who Broke Babe Ruth's Record with 61 Home Runs in a Season) Roger Maris Baseball New York Yankees
1993 Myrna Loy (Montana-born Actress) Myrna Loy Actors Film
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1934 Babes in Toyland Opens in Theaters Film Internet Movie Database
1944 National Velvet Premieres in New York City with 12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor New York City Elizabeth Taylor Film History Channel
1947 NASCAR Is Founded in Dayton Beach, Florida Florida NASCAR USA Today History Channel
1959 Motown Records Is Founded in Detroit by Berry Gordy Berry Gordy Popular Music African American Registry
1967 British Lawn Tennis Assoc. Agrees to Allow Pros to Compete AT Wimbledon Great Britain Wimbledon Tennis USA Today
1985 UCLA's Men's Soccer Team Defeats American University 1-0 in 8 Overtimes Soccer UCLA American University USA Today
1999 Charles Schulz Announces His Retirement Charles Schulz Comics & Cartoons History Channel
2000 Federal Trade Commission Approves $111B AOL & Time Warner Merger Federal Trade Commission America Online Time-Warner CNN

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