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Performing Artists
1915 Edith Piaf (French Popular Singer) Edith Piaf Popular Musicians
1918 Henry Byrd (Professor Longhair: Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1920 David Susskind (Massachusetts-born Broadcast Journalist) David Susskind Journalism
1933 Cicely Tyson (New York City-born African-American Actress) Cicely Tyson Actors Television Film Famous African Americans
1946 Robert Urich (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Television Biography.com Internet Movie Database
1972 Alyssa Milano (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1934 Al Kaline (Maryland-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame State of Michigan
1957 Kevin McHale (Minnesota-born Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1961 Reggie White (Tennessee-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Tennessee Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame Famous African Americans African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1864 President Lincoln Attends Promenade Concert at Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Music Ford's Theater Lincoln Logs
1917 National Hockey League (NHL) Plays Its First Games Ice Hockey National Hockey League Historic Firsts The Canadian Encyclopedia
1918 Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not Is First Published as "Camps and Chumps" Journalism Ripley's Historic Firsts Toonpedia
1957 Music Man Opens in New York City New York City Meredith Wilson Music Man Internet Broadway Database
1964 John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn Is Released John Ford Film History Channel
1980 9 to 5 Opens in Theaters Film Internet Movie Database
1994 Boston-based Rock Band Aerosmith Opens the Mama Kin Music Hall Boston, Massachusetts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1997 Titanic Opens in Theaters The Titanic Film 11 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture Internet Movie Database New York Times
2003 The University of Delaware Defeats Colgate University 40-0 to Become the NCAA I-AA National Football Champion Delaware Education New York Education Football University of Delaware Football Colgate University Football State of Delaware

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