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 This day in History - May 13
390 Historic Events for May 13
1949

Overend Watts, rock bassist (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)

Birth
1950

Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards

Event
1950

Peter Gabriel, rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds)

Birth
1950

John "Jocko" Marcellino, rocker/actor (Tagget, Hot to Trot, Rain Man)

Birth
1950

Danny Kirwan, rocker (Fleetwood Mac)

Birth
1950

Stevie Wonder, singer/songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love)

Birth
1951

Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65

Death
1951

Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)

Birth
1951

Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)

Birth
1952

John R Kasich, (Rep-R-OH, 1983- )

Birth
1952

Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings

Event
1952

Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder

Birth
1952

Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India

Event
1952

Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)

Birth
1953

NY Giants Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs and a triple

Event
1954

Labour Party wins British municipal elections

Event
1954

"Pajama Game" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances

Event
1954

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Event
1954

Robin Roberts gives up a HR then retires next 27 men in a row

Event
1955

Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'

Event
1956

Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54

Death
1956

Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)

Birth
1956

Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens

Event
1956

Darius Rucker, lead vocalist (Hootie and the Blowfish-Let Her Cry)

Birth
1957

Eloise Broady, Houston Tx, playmate (Apr, 1988)

Birth