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Historical Events Happened In January - 13

Friday, 22 August 2014

1983  Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74 on this day in history.  

1985  99-year-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course on this day in history.  

1985  Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42  

1986  On this day in history bloody coup overthrows government of South Yemen  

1986  On this day in history nCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams  

1987  On this day in history 7 top New York Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each  

1987  W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking on this day in history.  

1987  E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies on this day in history.  

1988  Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1989  "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq  

1989  Soap opera "Ryan's Hope" final episode after 13 year run on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence  

1989  Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1990  L. Douglas Wilder, the nation's first elected Afro-American govenor, is sworn in in Richmond, Virginia on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg South Africa  

1991  On this day in history president Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected  

1991  Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history uN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam Hussein in Baghdad  

1992  Japan formally apologizes for forcing thousands of Korean women to serve as sex slaves for Japanese troops during WWII on this day in history.  

1992  US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies  

1993  On this day in history sTS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit  

1993  Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history italian government of Ciampi resigns  

1994  On this day in history tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt &Derrick Brian Smith arrested &charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan  

1994  On this day in history frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79  

1995  On this day in history america3 becomes first all-female crew to win an America's Cup race  

1995  On this day in history lamberto Dini becomes prime minister of Italy.  

1995  Philippine authorities unearth a plot by militant Muslims to assassinate Pope John Paul II during his visit on this day in history.  

1995  The National Hockey League teams unanimously ratify agreement to end the players strike on this day in history.  

1995  On this day in history arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89  

1998  On this day in history cBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  On this day in history birth of king Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)  

1381  On this day in history birth of st Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares)  

1406  On this day in history birth of matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)  

1505  Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1562  On this day in history birth of mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)  

1596  On this day in history birth of jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter  

1610  Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665) was born on this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history birth of antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic  

Famous Deaths In January - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0086  Death of Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC) on this day in history.  

0533  Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96 on this day in history.  

0858  On this day in history aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies  

0888  Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies on this day in history.  

1049  On this day in history derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle  

1138  Death of Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076) on this day in history.  

1151  Death of Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081) on this day in history.  

1177  Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies on this day in history.