Historical Events In August - 13
Thursday, 22 April 2021
1945 On August - 13 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
1946 On August - 13 britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1946 On this day in history h[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79
1947 On this day in history johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
1948 Satchel Paige at 42 pitches his first major league complete game on August - 13.
1948 On August - 13 satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
1948 On this day in history edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
1950 On August - 13 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 On August - 13 hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
1955 The opening of the Canso Causeway, linking Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia mainland on August - 13.
1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield on this day in history.
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 August - 13 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 On this day in history henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
1960 On this day in history central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
1961 Border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans on August - 13.
1961 Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day) on August - 13.
1961 On this day in history construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 On this day in history adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
1962 On this day in history bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1963 On August - 13 custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
1964 On August - 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
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 this day in history.
1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1967 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87 on August - 13.
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"