On this day: February 14

Published On: Feb 13 2013 10:55:37 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 14 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

Saint Valentine dies a martyr, President Polk has his picture snapped, Al Capone sends his foes a violent Valentine's Day message, and Jackie Kennedy invites TV viewers inside the White House, all on this day.

OTD February 14 - Alan Parker
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1944: Film director and screenwriter Alan Parker, best known for directing movies such as "Midnight Express," "Fame," "Pink Floyd—The Wall," "Mississippi Burning," "The Commitments" and "Evita," is born in London, England. Parker earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director for "Midnight Express" and "Mississippi Burning."

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