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Performing Artists
1907 Peggy Ashcroft (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com New York Times
1936 Hector Elizondo (New York City-born Latin-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1945 Diane Sawyer (Kentucky-born Television Broadcast Journalist) Kentucky Performing Artists Television Journalism Biography.com
1948 Lynne Thigpen (Illinois-born African-American Actress) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Film African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1949 Maurice and Robin Gibb (English Popular Musicians and Singers: Two-thirds of the Bee Gees) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Historic UK History Channel
1962 Ralph (Nathaniel) Fiennes (English Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
Sports Figures
1862 Connie Mack (Massachusetts-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Connie Mack Baseball Hal of Fame
1916 Charles Boswell (Alabama-born Professional Blind Golfer) Alabama  Sports Figures Golf Blindness Alabama State Archives
1944 Steve Carlton (Florida-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Florida Sports Figures Baseball Hal of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1939 Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Ma Rainey Blues & Jazz Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
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1894 The United States Golf Association Is Founded in New York City New York City Golf USGA New York Times
1959 Based on the Play by Tennessee Williams, the Film Suddenly, Last Summer, Opens Tennessee Williams Film Internet Movie Database
2001 Shani Davis Is the First African-American to Qualify for the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Team Chicago Sports Figures Speed Skating Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry

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