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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"  

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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  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  Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640) was born on this day in history.  

1617  Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist was born on August - 13.  

1625  On this day in history birth of rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)  

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

1662  On August - 13 birth of charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)  

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

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

0900  On this day in history zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29  

1134  On August - 13 irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies  

1191  Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on August - 13.  

1278  On this day in history daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65  

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

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