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JANUARY 11

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
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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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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