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Historical Events In August - 13

Sunday, 25 September 2022

1945  On this day in history 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia  

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

1946  On August - 13 h[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79  

1947  Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies on August - 13.  

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

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

1948  On this day in history 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 August - 13.  

1953  Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee on this day in history.  

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  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 August - 13.  

1956  WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1956  Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies on this day in history.  

1958  Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2 on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)  

1959  On this day in history henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57  

1960  On August - 13 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  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 this day in history.  

1962  On August - 13 bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously  

1963  Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum on August - 13.  

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 August - 13.  

1970  On this day in history viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75  

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  On this day in history 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  William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy) was born on this day in history.  

1584  Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640) was born on August - 13.  

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 this day in history.  

1655  Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet) was born on this day in history.  

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

0587  On August - 13 radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies  

0662  On August - 13 maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies  

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

1278  Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65 on August - 13.  

1382  On August - 13 death of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)  

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