Who Was Born Today – October 13 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 13 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 13
1784 Ferdinand VII, king of Spain.
1817 William Kirby, Canadian writer.
1853 Lillie Langtry, British actress.
1890 Conrad Richter, novelist and short story writer.
1907 Yves Allégret, French film director (Dédée d’Anvers, Une si jolie petite plage).
1909 Herblock (Herbert Lawrence Block), multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist.
1910 Ernest Kellogg Gann, pilot and adventure novelist (Island in the Sky, The High and Mighty).
1910 Art Tatum, American jazz pianist.
1925 Margaret Thatcher, the first female UK prime minister (1979-1990).
1926 Ray Brown, jazz bass player.
1930 Bruce Geller, screenwriter, producer, actor; won two Emmys as the writer, producer and director of the Mission Impossible TV series.
1939 Melinda Dillon, actress, best known for her role as Ralphie’s mother in the TV classic A Christmas Story (1983).
1941 Paul Simon, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; rose to fame as half of the Simon & Garfunkel duo; to date (2013) he has received 12 Grammys including a Lifetime Achievement Award (2001); Time magazine included him in its 2006 special “100 People Who Shaped the World.”
1947 Sammy Hagar, “The Red Rocker,” singer, songwriter, musician; replaced David Lee Roth as lead singer of the band Van Halen.
1959 Marie Osmond, singer (“Paper Roses”), songwriter, actress; co-hosted TV variety show Donny & Marie with her brother Donny (1976-79).
1960 Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary for Pres. George W. Bush (2001-03).
1967 Kate Walsh, actress (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice TV series).
1969 Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater; won Olympic bronze (1992) and silver (1994) medals; US National Champion 1993; on Jan. 6, 1994, she was clubbed on the knee in an attack intended to aid one of her skating rivals.

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