Happy birthday to Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), director of PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, and many other classics! Did you know that when The Birds was released in 1963, author Frank Baker threatened a lawsuit, believing the movie stole ideas from his 1936 novel, which preceded Daphne Du Maurier's tale? More here: http://bit.ly/1HIZVmv, or check out Michael Dirda's interesting discussion here: http://wapo.st/1J6xcxc