Historical Events In August - 13
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
1971 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37 on this day in history.
1972 On August - 13 george Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
1973 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history the last United States troops leave Vietnam
1974 On this day in history hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
1976 An HU-16 Albatross, the Navy's last operational seaplane made its final water landing in Pensacola Bay on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history first test glide of the shuttle
1977 On August - 13 henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
1979 Lou Brock gets his 3,000 career hit on August - 13.
1980 Joseph MacInnis oceanographer discovers sunken barque HMS 'Breadalbane,' crushed by ice and sunk at Beechey Island NWT, Aug. 21, 1853; Scottish ship well preserved by extreme cold; sonar shows some sails and rigging intact; world's northernmost found shipwreck on August - 13.
1982 On this day in history charles Walters, US actor/choreographer/dir (High Society), dies at 70
1984 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92 on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
1986 On August - 13 helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies
1987 Vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72 on August - 13.
1988 Ronald J Dossenbach sets record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax in 13 days 15 hr 4 minutes on August - 13.
1988 US beats Jamaicia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup on August - 13.
1988 Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history uS space shuttle STS-28 lands
1989 On August - 13 tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS
1990 On this day in history jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
1991 Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65 on August - 13.
1992 Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40 on August - 13.
1994 On this day in history manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
1995 Alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33 on this day in history.
1996 Antonio Sebastiao Ribiero de Spinola, soldier/polititican, dies at 86 on August - 13.
2012 On this day in history nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a doping test
2014 On this day in history israeli and Palestinian cease fire agreed to on August 8 is extended for another 120 hours to provide time for further negotiations
2017 On this day in history more than 60 children reported to have died at Gorakhpur Hospital, India, prompting an investigation
2017 99th PGA Championship: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots with a three-under 68 at Quail Hollow, North Carolina on this day in history.
2017 Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed on August - 13.
2017 Grace Mugable, wife of the President of Zimbabwe, accused of assault in Johannesburg, South Africa on this day in history.
2018 On August - 13 ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured
2019 The main yield curve for U.S. Treasury bonds inverts, as the yield rate for 2-year bonds rises higher than the yield rate for 10-year bonds on this day in history.