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Performing Artists
1886 Edward "Kid" Ory (Louisiana-born African-American Dixieland Jazz Trombonist, Composer, Bandleader) Louisiana Peforming Artists Jazz American Composers and Songwriters African-American Peforming Artists African American Registry
1899 Humphrey Bogart (New York City-born Actor) Humphrey Bogart American Performing Artists Film
1907 Cab Calloway (New York-born African-American Singer, Bandleader, Dancer) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Popular Musicians Dance African-American Performing Artists Biography.com History Channel African American Registry
1937 O'Kelly Isley (Ohio-born African-American Popular Singer, "The Isley Brothers") Ohio Peforming Artists Popular Musicians African-American Peforming Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1946 Jimmy Buffett (Mississippi-born Popular Singer, Songwriter) Mississippi Performing Artists Popular Musicians Official Website Mississippi Writers Project Biography.com
1949 Sissy Spacek (Texas-born Actress) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1954 Annie Lennox (Scottish Singer, Songwriter, Composer) Scottish Performing Artists Popular Musucians Composer, Songwriter Biography.com
1957 Shane MacGowan (English Singer, Songwriter) English Performing Artists Popular Musucians Composer, Songwriter Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 W.C. Fields (Pennsylvania-born Comedic Actor) W.C. Fields American Performing Artists Film
1977 Charlie Chaplin (English Comedic Actor) Charlie Chaplin Actors Film
1996 Dean Martin (Ohio-born Popular Singer) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians History Channel
2006 James Brown (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Georgia Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
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1886 England's Dial Square Football Club Is Renamed to Royal Arsenal (from Royal Oak Public House and Woolwich Arsenal Station English Sports Figures Soccer Royal Arsenal Football Club Greenwich Guide
1928 The Pocahontas Theater Opens in Welch, West Virginia Welch, West Virginia Stage and Theater Christmas Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archive
1933 In Seattle, Washington, Katherine Cornell, Basil Rathbone and Orson Welles Give a 4:00 a.m. Live Performance Seattle, Washington American Performing Artsts Christmas HistoryLink
1938 Vivien Leigh Is Cast to Play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind Vivien Leigh Actors Gone With the Wind History Channel
2002 Katie Hnida Is the First Woman to Play in a Division I College Football Game Attempting an Extra Point for New Mexico Against UCLA New Mexico Sports Figures Football Female Sports Figures Historic Firsts University of New Mexico Football UCLA Football New York Times

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