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September 13 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- September 13th

Happy Birthday!
1851 Walter Reed, American Army surgeon
1857 Milton S. Hershey, chocolate tycoon
1903 Claudette Colbert, actress (It Happened One Night)
1911 Bill Monroe, bluegrass singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)
1925 Mel Torme, singer (The Christmas Song)
1939 Richard Kiel, actor (Happy Gilmore, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, The Longest Yard)
1944 Jacqueline Bisset, actress (Rich and Famous, The Deep, Wild Orchid)
1948 Nell Carter, actress/singer (Gimme a Break)
1952 Randy Jones, the cowboy from the Village People (YMCA)
1959 Jean Smart, actress (Charlene from Designing Women, The Brady Bunch Movie, Garden State)
1977 Fiona Apple, singer (Criminal)
1980 Ben Savage, actor (Boy Meets World)

1996 Tupac Shakur, rapper (Me Against the World)
1998 George Wallace, politician
2001 Dorothy McGuire, actress (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

1971 Attica Prison riots end.

History Lesson:

If you are unsure who Richard Kiel is, just think of the tallest person in each movie. He is 7'2. In Happy Gilmore, they had to play the ball off of his shoe.

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