TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
On February 13, 1935: Brooklyn based carpenter, Bruno Richard Hauptmann, was convicted in the kidnapping-murder of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son. Hauptmann was sentenced to death, and was electrocuted one year later.
LUCK BE A LADY
On February 13, 1977: The musical Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows closed after 1,200 performances. The musical won the Tony award for Best Musical and was later adapted into a feature film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.
BORN ON THIS DAY: STOCKARD CHANNING
On February 13, 1944: Three-time Emmy and one-time Tony Award winning actress Stockard Channing was born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard in NYC. See her as Grease‘s Rizzo below: