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Born This Day: Dec. 13

1363 Jean de Gerson, French churchman and theologian (Ardennes, France; died 1429)
1553 Henry IV, first Bourbon king of France (Pau, Navarre, France; died 1610)
1797 Heinrich Heine, German poet (Düsseldorf, Germany; died 1856)
1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, first lady of the United States (Lexington, KY; died 1882)
1887 Alvin Cullum York, World War I hero (Pall Mall, TN; died 1964)
1902 Talcott Parsons, sociologist (Colorado Springs, CO; died 1979)
1906 Laurens Van Der Post, writer, linguist and anthropologist (Philippolis, South Africa; died 1996)
1911 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and Nobel laureate (Skedsmo, Norway; died 1999)
1913 Archie Moore, champion boxer (Benoit, MS; died 1998)
1920 George Shultz, former secretary of state (New York, NY)
1925 Dick Van Dyke, actor/comedian (West Plains, MO)
1927 Christopher Plummer, actor (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
1930 Robert Prosky, actor (Philadelphia, PA)
1941 John Davidson, actor/singer (Pittsburgh, PA)
1949 Ted Nugent, singer (Detroit, MI)
1953 Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Augusta, GA)
1957 Steve Buscemi, actor (Brooklyn, NY)
1969 Sergei Federov, hockey player (Pskov, Russia)


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