Historical Events In August - 13
Saturday, 26 September 2020
1945 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1946 H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1947 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history satchel Paige at 42 pitches his first major league complete game
1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game on this day in history.
1948 On August - 13 edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
1950 On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1951 Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract on this day in history.
1953 On August - 13 pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee
1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations on this day in history.
1953 On August - 13 dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
1954 On this day in history 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
1954 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history the opening of the Canso Causeway, linking Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia mainland
1955 On this day in history larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting on August - 13.
1956 On August - 13 harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
1958 On this day in history indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1959 Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit) on August - 13.
1959 Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57 on August - 13.
1960 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France on August - 13.
1961 On August - 13 border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans
1961 On this day in history construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
1961 Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany on this day in history.
1961 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously on August - 13.
1963 On August - 13 custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire on August - 13.
1967 On August - 13 in the Pyrenees a 5.3 quake resulted in numerous buildings were destroyed in Arette, Oloron, and Montory; one person was killed and 80 were injured
1967 On August - 13 wQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87 on this day in history.
1970 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75 on August - 13.
1971 On August - 13 paul and Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car"