On this day: September 11

POSTED: 09:06 PM PDT Sep 10, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 10, 2016 

The Beatles record their first single, Pete Rose becomes baseball's all-time hits leader, Kenneth Starr releases his report, and terrorists strike America, all on this day.

OTD September 11 - Jessica Tandy
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1994: Actress Jessica Tandy, best known for movies such as "The Birds," "Cocoon," "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Fried Green Tomatoes," dies from ovarian cancer at the age of 85 in Easton, Connecticut. Tandy won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1990 for "Driving Miss Daisy" and was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Fried Green Tomatoes." After starting her career on the stage, she also won three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award and a Primetime Emmy over the course of her career. She is pictured here in 1988 with her husband, fellow actor Hume Cronyn.


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