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Notable Historical Events for May 13th

1977Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY

1958Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

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

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

1973Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif

2014Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

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

1940Winston Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat

1958Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela

1993KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

May 13th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 13th

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 13th Birthdays
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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

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

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

1832Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

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

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