18th December 1913 (Thursday)

BORN TODAY:

~ In Lubeck, Germany – Willy Brandt, leader of the German Social Democratic Party from 1964 to 1987, German Chancellor from 1969-1974, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his Ostpolitik (efforts to reconcile West Germany with its Eastern neighbours)  and author of “the Brandt Report”, which helped to re-define the world in terms of North and South.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willy_Brandt

~ in Roanoke, Virginia – Margaret Schuyler Fisher, better known as Lynn Bari, prolific Hollywood film start whose filmography spanned 30 years of US cinema, q937 to 1938.

http://www.nndb.com/people/446/000102140/

~ In Manhattan, New York City – Alfred Bester, science fiction author.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Bester

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