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Historical Events In August - 13

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1971  King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37 on August - 13.  

1972  On this day in history george Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78  

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

1974  On August - 13 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  First test glide of the shuttle on August - 13.  

1977  On August - 13 henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies  

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

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 this day in history.  

1982  On August - 13 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  Helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies on this day in history.  

1987  Vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

1988  On this day in history 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 August - 13 uS space shuttle STS-28 lands  

1989  Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS on this day in history.  

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

1991  On this day in history jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65  

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

1994  On August - 13 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 this day in history.  

2012  On August - 13 nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a doping test  

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  Grace Mugable, wife of the President of Zimbabwe, accused of assault in Johannesburg, South Africa on August - 13.  

2018  Ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured on this day in history.  

2019  On August - 13 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.  

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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 this day in history.  

1311  King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350) was born on this day in history.  

1422  On August - 13 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 this day in history birth of johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist  

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

0587  On this day in history radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies  

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

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

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