On this day: July 13

POSTED: 09:23 AM PDT Jul 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 12, 2015 

The Mississippi River finds its roots, a Hollywood icon debuts, Old Blue Eyes records for the first time, the MLB All-Star Game goes north, and Ronald Reagan gives up the presidency, briefly, all on this day.

OTD July 13 - Richard Zanuck
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2012: Film producer Richard D. Zanuck, who produced such movies as "Jaws," "Cocoon" and "Driving Miss Daisy," dies of a heart attack at age 77 in Beverly Hills, California. Zanuck won an Academy Award for Best Picture for "Driving Miss Daisy" and also was known for working with director Tim Burton, producing six of his movies, including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Dark Shadows."


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