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Performing Artists
1899 Eva Le Gallienne (English Actress) Eva Le Gallienne Actors Film
1904 Clarence "Pine Top" Smith (Alabama-born African-American Pianist) Clarence Pine Top Smith Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1925 Grant Tinker (Connecticut-born Television Executive) Grant Tinker Television
1928 David Wolpe (New York City-born Film and Television Producer) David Wolper Television Film
1930 Rod Taylor (Australian Actor) Rod Taylor Actors Film
1946 Naomi Judd (Kentucky-born Country Musician) Naomi Judd Country & Western Musicians
1971 Mary J. Blige (Georgia-born African-American Singer) Mary J. Blige Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1972 Amanda Peet (New York City-born Actress) Amanda Peet Actors Film
Sports Figures
1896 Paddy Driscoll (Illinois-born Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Paddy Driscoll College Football Hall of Fame
1952 Ben Crenshaw (Texas-born Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame) Ben Crenshaw World Golf Hall of Fame
1963 Tracy Caulkins (Minnesota-born Member of the Swimming Hall of Fame) Tracy Caulkins Swimming Hall of Fame 1984 Summer Olympics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1927 Charlie Chaplin's Assets Are Frozen When Wife Files for Divorce Charlie Chaplin Actors Film Buisness & Economics History Channel
1964 Oklahoma Football Coach, Bud Wilkinson, Resigns after 17 Seasons Oklahoma College Football Hall of Fame Oklahoma Football
1965 African-American Football Players Boycott AFL All-Star Game in New Orleans New Orleans Football African-American History African American Registry
1973 Baseball's American League Adopts the Designated Hitter Rule Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times

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