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Performing Artists
1903 Fredi Washington (Georgia-born African-American Actress, Writer, Dancer, Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Amercian Performing Artists Film Radio African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1935 Esther Phillips (Texas-born African-American Rhythm & Blues Singer) Texas Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1948 Susan Lucci (New York-born Actress) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Biography.com
1964 Eddie Vedder (Illinois-born Singer, Songwriter with Pearl Jam) Illinois Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
Sports Figures
1862 Connie Mack (Massachusetts-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Connie Mack Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1912 Keystone Pictures Releases Its First "Keystone Kop" Movie, Directed by Mack Sennett Film Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database History Channel
1930 Actress Bette Davis Signs with Universal After Years of Work as a Struggling Actress Bette Davis American Performing Artists Film History Channel
1972 With Franco Harris' ''Immaculate Reception," the Pittsburgh Steelers Beat the Oakland Raiders 13-7 in an NFL Playoff Game Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania Oakland, California Football National Football League New York Times

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