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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

1997Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

1996OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

1967NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

1953NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

1607English colonists, led by John Smith, land near James River in Virginia

1989Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

1983Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

May 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

1931Jim Jones, Randolph County Indiana, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre)

1986Robert Pattinson, London, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight)

1950Stevie Wonder, Saginaw, Michigan, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love)

1914Joe Louis, Lafayette Alabama, world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49)

1937Roch Carrier, Sainte-Justine Quebec, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater)

1961Dennis Rodman, Trenton, New Jersey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)

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Notable Weddings on May 13th

1922"Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico

2003Former NBA star Dennis Rodman (42) weds Michelle Moyer on a small civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California

May 13th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 13th

1930Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer/diplomat (Nobel 1922), dies at 68

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

2001R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

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