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Historical Events In August - 13

Friday, 03 July 2020

1971  On this day in history king Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37  

1972  George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1973  Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75 on August - 13.  

1974  On this day in history the last United States troops leave Vietnam  

1974  Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies on this day in history.  

1976  On August - 13 an HU-16 Albatross, the Navy's last operational seaplane made its final water landing in Pensacola Bay  

1977  First test glide of the shuttle on August - 13.  

1977  Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history lou Brock gets his 3,000 career hit  

1980  On this day in history 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.  

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 August - 13 marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67  

1986  On this day in history helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies  

1987  On this day in history vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72  

1988  On this day in history ronald J Dossenbach sets record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax in 13 days 15 hr 4 minutes.  

1988  On August - 13 uS beats Jamaicia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup  

1988  Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88 on August - 13.  

1989  On this day in history uS space shuttle STS-28 lands  

1989  On this day in history tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS  

1990  On August - 13 jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86  

1991  Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1992  On August - 13 bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40  

1994  On this day in history manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59  

1995  On August - 13 alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33  

1996  Antonio Sebastiao Ribiero de Spinola, soldier/polititican, dies at 86 on August - 13.  

2012  Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a doping test on this day in history.  

2014  On August - 13 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  On August - 13 99th PGA Championship: Justin Thomas wins his first major by 2 shots with a three-under 68 at Quail Hollow, North Carolina  

2017  Gunmen kill at least 18 at a cafe in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Islamic extremists blamed on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history grace Mugable, wife of the President of Zimbabwe, accused of assault in Johannesburg, South Africa  

2018  On this day in history 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0582  On August - 13 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  On this day in history birth of william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)  

1584  On this day in history birth of theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)  

1617  On August - 13 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 this day in history 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  On August - 13 death of radegund, wife of Clotaire I  

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

0662  On this day in history maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies  

0900  Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1382  On this day in history death of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)  

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