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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0582  Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640) was born on August - 13.  

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

1422  William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy) was born on August - 13.  

1584  On August - 13 birth of theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)  

1617  On this day in history birth of johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist  

1625  On August - 13 birth of rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)  

1655  On August - 13 birth of johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)  

1662  Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748) was born on August - 13.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0586  Death of Radegund, wife of Clotaire I on this day in history.  

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

0662  Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies on this day in history.  

0900  Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29 on August - 13.  

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

1191  Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

1278  Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65 on this day in history.  

1382  Death of Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358) on this day in history.  

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