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Notable Birthdays for December 13

Those born on this date include:

- Former U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln m 1818
- Clergyman Phillips Brooks, who wrote the Christmas carol O Little Town of Bethlehem, in 1835
- World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York in 1887
- Actor Van Heflin in 1910
- Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz in 1920 (age 92)
- Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby, the first American League African-American player, in 1923
- Comedian/actor/dancer Dick Van Dyke in 1925 (age 87)
- Actor Christopher Plummer in 1929 (age 83)
- Singer/actor John Davidson in 1941 (age 71)
- Baseball Hall of Fame member Ferguson Jenkins in 1942 (age 70)
- Political figure Herman Cain in 1945 (age 67)
- Rock singer Ted Nugent in 1948 (age 64)
- Actors Wendie Malick in 1950 (age 62), Steve Buscemi in 1957 (age 55), Johnny Whitaker in 1959 (age 53) and Jamie Foxx in 1967(age 45)
- And singer Taylor Swift in 1989 (age 23).

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