18th December 1913 (Thursday)


~ 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.


~ 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.


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



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