Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh
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- Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
- Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Jon Guenther, American author
- Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
- Matt Elliott, NFL center/guard (Carolina Panthers)