|Date of Birth||13 May 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Date of Death||3 February 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA (plane crash)|
|Birth Name||Richard Steven Valenzuela|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Ritchie Valens was born on May 13, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Steven Valenzuela. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.