The first successful (attached-type) parachute jump from a moving airplane was made by this person

  • Albert Berry
  • Georgia Broadwick
  • Anthony Jannus
  • Franz Reichelt

Today in History: Born on August 13

1655

Johann Christoph Denner, inventor of the clarinet.

1818

Lucy Stone, woman's rights activist, founder of Woman's Journal.

1860

Phoebe Anne Moses, later known as Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter and entertainer.

1899

Alfred Hitchcock, director of over 50 films including Rebecca, Rear Window, Psycho and North by Northwest.

1902

Felix Wankel, inventory of the rotary engine which bears his name.

1912

Ben Hogan, American golfer.

1916

Daniel Schorr, radio and television correspondent.

1926

Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary leader and president.

1930

Don Ho, Hawaii's best-known musician and singer ("Tiny Bubbles").

1933

Jocelyn Elders, first African American US Surgeon General (Sept 1993–Dec 1994).

1940

Ann Armstrong Daily, founder of Children's Hospice international.

1942

Robert Lee Stewart, US Army brigadier general and astronaut.

1951

Dan Fogelberg, multiple-platinum singer-songwriter.

1952

Herb Ritts, photographer who revolutionized fashion photography in the 1980s and created many iconic photos of celebrities.