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Historical Events In August - 13

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

1945  35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia on August - 13.  

1946  Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus on August - 13.  

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 August - 13.  

1948  Satchel Paige at 42 pitches his first major league complete game on this day in history.  

1948  Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game on August - 13.  

1948  Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship  

1951  On this day in history great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract  

1953  On August - 13 pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee  

1953  On this day in history 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations  

1953  Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1954  21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470) on this day in history.  

1954  Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71 on August - 13.  

1955  The opening of the Canso Causeway, linking Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia mainland on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1956  On August - 13 harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies  

1958  Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2 on August - 13.  

1959  Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit) on this day in history.  

1959  On August - 13 henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57  

1960  On this day in history central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France  

1961  On August - 13 border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans  

1961  Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day) on August - 13.  

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 this day in history.  

1963  Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum on this day in history.  

1964  1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire on August - 13.  

1967  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 on August - 13.  

1967  On this day in history wQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting  

1967  On this day in history jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87  

1970  Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75 on August - 13.  

1971  Paul and Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car" on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0582  On August - 13 birth of arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)  

1311  King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350) was born on this day in history.  

1422  On August - 13 birth of william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)  

1584  On this day in history birth of theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)  

1617  Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist was born on this day in history.  

1625  Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698) was born on August - 13.  

1655  On this day in history birth of johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)  

1662  On August - 13 birth of charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)  

Famous Deaths In August - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0586  Death of Radegund, wife of Clotaire I on August - 13.  

0587  Radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies on August - 13.  

0662  Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies on August - 13.  

0900  Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29 on this day in history.  

1134  Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies on August - 13.  

1191  On this day in history philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1278  On this day in history daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65  

1382  Death of Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358) on August - 13.  

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