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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"  

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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  On this day in history birth of king Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)  

1422  On this day in history birth of william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)  

1584  On August - 13 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  On this day in history birth of rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)  

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

1662  Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0586  On this day in history death of radegund, wife of Clotaire I  

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 August - 13.  

1134  Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies on this day in history.  

1191  On August - 13 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 this day in history.  

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