Jan 13: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 54: actress, rose to fame starring in some show about nothing; all-time U.S. Sitcom Dance Competition champ and (as seen in this video) inventor of the Elaine.

Other Jan. 13 birthdays:

Horatio Alger (1832-1899), writer, inventor of the Horatio Algorithm, under which literary heroes gain wealth and honor by struggling valiantly against poverty and adversity – “rags to riches” style.

Other Jan. 13 milestones:

On this day in 1898, a tree fell in the forest in Jackman, Maine. But nobody heard it.

On this day in 1953, Michael Jackson’s brother, Tito, was named president of Yugoslavia.

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