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JANUARY 23

Performing Artists
1898 Sergei Eisenstein (Latvian Filmmaker) Latvia Filmmakers New York Times
1910 Django Reinhardt (Belgian Jazz Guitarist) Django Reinhardt Jazz & Blues
1919 Ernie Kovacs (New Jersey Comedic Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Television
1928 Jeanne Moreau (French Performing Artist) French Performing Artists Actors Film
1933 Chita Rivera (Washington, D.C. Latin American Dancer, Actress) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Dance Actors Latin-American Studies Biography.com
1943 Gil Gerard (Arkansas-born Actor) Arkansas Performing Artists Actors Television
1964 Mariska Hargitay (California-born Actress) California Performing Artists Actors Television
Sports Figures
1936 Jerry Kramer (Montana-born Professional Football Player, Author of Instant Replay) Football American Authors
1944 Sergei Belov (Russian Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Russian Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1957 Edward Bulwar Cochems (Wisconsin-born Football Coach Who Pioneered the Forward Pass) Wisconsin Sports Figures Football Wisconsin Historical Society
1976 Paul Robeson (New Jersey-born African-American Football Player, Singer, Actor, Rights Activist) Paul Robeson Actors Famous African Americans
1993 Thomas Dorsey (Georgia-born African-American "Father of Modern Black Gospel Music") Georgia Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African-American Performing Artists
2005 Johnny Carson (Iowa-born Television Talk Show Host) Johnny Carson Television Actors Internet Movie Database
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1879 National Archery Association Is Chartered at a Convention in Crawfordsville, Indiana Crawfordsville, Indiana Archery Official Website StickBow
1941 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra Record "Moonglow" Popular Music SwingMusic.net
1943 "Casablanca" Is Copyrighted Casablanca Patents and Trademarks Humphrey Bogart USPTO
1962 Jackie Robinson & Bob Feller Are Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans University of Georgia
1968 Joe Medwick Is Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame New Jersey Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1975 "Barney Miller" Premieres on ABC Television Television Internet Movie Database
Ralph Kiner Is Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame New Mexico Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1977 ABC Begins Broadcasting Roots Mini-series Television African-American History Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1979 Willie Mays Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans New York Times
1983 Bjorn Borg Retires from Tennis Swedish Sports Figures Tennis Hall of Fame Television News Archive
1985 O.J. Simpson, Roger Staubach and Joe Namath Are Elected to Pro Football's Hall of Fame Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame San Francisco Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
Ohio Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame New York Times
1986 Eight Musicians/Groups Inducted in the First Annual Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Rock and Roll Hall of Fame University of Georgia

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