Happy Birthday to Alfred Hitchcock! “The Master of Suspense” was born on this day in 1899. His numerous classics—which include The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca, Suspicion, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, and North by Northwest—are unrivaled. His films continue to scare our socks off—and make us laugh—to this day.
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION
When Hitchcock was a child, his father wanted to teach him a lesson by having a policeman lock him up for 10 minutes. That incident provoked his lifelong fear of police. Another fear Hitchcock had was more benign. What was it?
Hitchcock famously made cameo appearances in nearly every one of his films. Here’s a compilation that shows them all!
Enjoy this Psycho-inspired birthday greeting.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
DID YOU KNOW…
Hitchcock was nominated for a Best Director Oscar five times (Rebecca, Lifeboat, Spellbound, Rear Window, and Psycho), but never won. He did, however, win the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for his body of work in 1967.