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Notable Birthdays for October 13

Those born on this date include:

- American Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher in 1754
- Baseball Hall of Fame member Rube Waddell in 1876
- Actors Lillie Langtry in 1853 and Cornel Wilde in 1912
- Editorial cartoonist Herbert Block in 1909
- Puppeteer Burr Tillstrom in 1917
- Actor/singer Yves Montand in 1921
- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1925 (age 87)
- Comedian Lenny Bruce, also in 1925
- Jesse L. Brown, the first African- American naval aviator, in 1926
- Actor Melinda Dillon in 1939 (age 73)
- Singer/songwriter Paul Simon in 1941 (age 71)
- Musician Robert Lamm, from the band Chicago, in 1944 (age 68)
- Rocker Sammy Hagar in 1947 (age 65)
- Horse racing Hall of Fame member Pat Day in 1953 (age 59)
- Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, in 1956 (age 56)
- Entertainer Marie Osmond in 1959 (age 53)
- Actor Kelly Preston and football Hall of Fame member Jerry Rice, both in 1962 (age 50)
- Olympic gold medal winner Cuban high jump specialist Javier Sotomayor in 1967 (age 45)
- Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1969 (age 43)
- Actor Sacha Baron Cohen in 1971 (age 41)
- And Olympic gold medal winning Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe in 1982 (age 30).

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