October 13 Dateline

Famous Birthdays

1909 - Art Tatum, Pianist
1921 - Yves Montand, Singer and Actor
1925 - Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of U.K.
1934 - Nana Mouskouri, Singer
1939 - Arleen Auger, Soprano Coloratura, known for interpretation of works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Monteverdi, Gluck  (Mozart's lieder
1941 - Paul Simon - Singer, Songwriter, famous for his musical partnership with Art Garfunkel formed in 1964. He's wrote nearly all of the duo's songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge over Toubled Water."
1959 - Marie Osmond, Singer
1969 - Nancy Kerrigan, Ice Skater
1971 - Sacha Baron Cohen, Comedian
1982 - Ian Thorpe, Swimmer

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen 
Singer and Songwriter Paul Simon

Historical Events

1775 - The Continental Navy is officially established in Philadelphia. It would later become the U.S. Navy.

1792 - The cornerstone of the White House in Washington D.C. is laid. The building was known as the U.S. Executive Mansion until 1818.

1923 - Ankara is declared the new capital of Turkey. The former capital was Constantinople, now Istanbul.

1955 - A poetry reading at the Six Gallery in San Francisco turns into the birth of the Beat generation when Allen Ginsberg reads his epic "Howl" in public for the first time. 

1962 - Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opens on Broadway. In 1966, it is made into a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.  

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2. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 19th Ed. London: Chambers Harrap, 2011
3. Dateline. Sydney: Millennium House, (2006)
4. Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)

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