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JANUARY 30

Performing Artists
1911 Roy Eldridge (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Musicians Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1916 Frank Andrew Parker (Wisconsin-born Actor) Wisconsin Performing Artists Actors Film Wisconsin Historical Society
1928 Ruth Brown (Virginia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Ruth Brown Jazz and Blues 1989 Tony Award for Actress in a Musical 1989 Grammy Award for Jazz 1993 Inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
Harold Prince (New York City-born Broadway Director; Winner of 37 Tony Awards) New York City Performing Artists Musical Theater Winner of 37 Tony Awards! Internet Broadway Database Internet Movie Database
1930 Gene Hackman (California-born Actor) California Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database Biography.com
1934 Tammy Grimes (Massachusetts-born Actress; Winner of Two Tony Award) Massachsuetts Performing Artists Actors Film Winner of Two Tony Awards Internet Broadway Database Internet Movie Database
1937 Vanessa Redgrave (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1951 Phil Collins (English Popular Musician) English Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1974 Christian Bale (Welsh Actress) Welsh Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1937 Boris Spassky (Russian-born World Chess Champion) Russia Chess
1943 Davey Johnson (Florida-born Professional Baseball Player, Manager) Florida Sports Figures Baseball Florida State Historical Archives
1955 Curtis Strange (Virginia-born Professional Golfer) Virginia Sports Figures Golf
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1962 Sam (Lightnin') Hopkins (Texas-born African-American Blues Musician) Texas Performing Artists Blues Musicians African-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Archives
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1892 University of Georgia Beats Mercer 50-0 in the First Intercollegiate Football Game Played in the Deep South Georgia Football Historic Firsts University of Georgia Football Mercer University Athletics University of Georgia
1933 The Lone Ranger Debuts on Radio in Detroit, MI Radio Detroit Historic Firsts History Channel
1948 Fifth Winter Olympic Games Open in St. Moritz, Switzerland Switzerland 1948 Winter Olympic Games International Olympic Committee
1956 Elvis Presley Records "Blue Suede Shoes" Elvis Presley Popular Music ElvisNews.com
1962 Two Members of the "Flying Wallendas" Balancing Act Fall to Their Death in Detroit Detroit Circus Death State of Michigan
1969 Beatles Last Concert Is an Impromptu Appearance on Their Studio Roof The Beatles Popular Music History Channel
1978 Mutual Broadcasting Begins Airing the Late Night "Larry King Show" on Radio Radio Museum of Broadcast Communication
1993 Monica Seles Defeats Steffi Graf to Win Her Third Straight Australian Open Yugoslavian Sports Figures Tennis MonicaSeles.com New York Times

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