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August 13
On This Day: August 13

Alfred Hitchcock

Born: August 13, 1899
Died: April 29, 1980
Age: 80 years old
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Occupation: Director, Producer

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Events
1521
491 years ago
After a three-month siege, Spanish forces under Hernán Cortés capture Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire.
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1876
136 years ago
Composer Richard Wagner debuts the first complete performance of his four-part, 15-hour opera masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen, also known as the Ring Cycle.
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1965
47 years ago
Fronted by Grace Slick, the band Jefferson Airplane makes its debut at the Matrix nightclub in San Francisco.
http://www.biography.com/people/grace-slick-589242 >>

2006
6 years ago
Fidel Castro, recovering from surgery, announces that his brother Raul is to serve as interim president of Cuba.
http://www.biography.com/people/fidel-castro-9241487 >>

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Born On This Day
Alfred Hitchcock
Born: August 13, 1899
Died: April 29, 1980
Age: 80 years old
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Occupation: Director, Producer
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Danny Bonaduce
Born: August 13, 1959

Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: Broomhall, PA, United States
Occupation: Actor, Disc Jockey
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Philippe Petit
Born: August 13, 1949

Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France
Occupation: Artist
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Died On This Day
Julia Child
Died: August 13, 2004
Age: 91 years old
Place: Montecito, CA, United States
Occupation: Chef, Television Personality
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Phil Rizzuto
Died: August 13, 2007
Age: 89 years old
Place: West Orange, NJ, United States
Occupation: Baseball Player, Radio Personality
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Les Paul
Died: August 13, 2009
Age: 94 years old
Place: White Plains, NY, United States
Occupation: Inventor, Guitarist
Best Known For >>

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