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FEBRUARY 11

Performing Artists
1909 Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Polish-American Film Director) Poland Filmmakers
1914 Josh White (South Carolina-born African-American Blues & Folk Guitarist, Singer) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz & Blues African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1921 Eva Gabor (Hungarian-American Actress) Hungarian Performing Artists Biography.com
1926 Leslie Neilsen (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com
1934 Tina Louise (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television
1936 Burt Reynolds (Georgia-born Actor) Georgia Performing Artists Actors Film Biography.com University of Georgia
1941 Sergio Mendes (Brazilian Bandleader, Composer, Keyboardist ) Brazil Popular Musicians
1962 Sheryl Crowe (Missouri-born Popular Musician) Missouri Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
1969 Jennifer Aniston (California-born Actress) Jennifer Aniston Actors Television Film
1979 Brandy (Mississippi-born African-American Popular Singer) Missussippi Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
1980 Matthew Lawrence (Pennsylvania-born Actor) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Film
Sports Figures
1900 Thomas, Jr. Hitchcock (South Carolina-born Polo Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Polo
1909 Max Baer (Nebraska-born Member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1979 Lee J. Cobb (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
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1938 Bob Hope Makes His First Film Appearance in The Big Broadcast of 1938 Bob Hope Film Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database
1952 An Avalanche Kills 20 Sleeping Tourists, Injuring 10, at the Austrian Ski Resort of Melkoede Austria Skiing Avalanche Death History Channel
1960 Jack Paar Walks Off The Tonight Show Television The Tonight Show History Channel
1963 Beatles Record "Please Please Me" The Beatles Popular Musicians History Channel
1973 In Palm Springs, California, 43-year-old Arnold Palmer Wins His 60th and Final PGA Tournament Palm Springs, California Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame New York Times
1976 At the Innsbruck Olympics, John Curry Wins Britain's First Olympic Gold Medal in Figure Skating Innsbruck, Austria John Curry Figure Skating 1976 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts BBC
2002 Rigged Voting Awards the Gold Medal to Russian Pairs Figure Skaters at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Russian Sports Figures Figure Skating 2002 Winter Olympics New York Times

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