Historical Events In August - 13
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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 August - 13.
1947 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies on August - 13.
1948 On August - 13 satchel Paige at 42 pitches his first major league complete game
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 August - 13.
1950 On this day in history babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1951 Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract on August - 13.
1953 Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee on August - 13.
1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations on August - 13.
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 August - 13.
1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield on this day in history.
1956 On August - 13 wBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 On this day in history 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 August - 13 henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
1960 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France on August - 13.
1961 Border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans on August - 13.
1961 On August - 13 construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
1961 On this day in history construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78 on August - 13.
1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously on August - 13.
1963 Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history 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 August - 13.
1967 On August - 13 jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
1970 On this day in history viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
1971 Paul and Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car" on this day in history.