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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.  

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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 August - 13.  

1311  On August - 13 birth of king Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)  

1422  On August - 13 birth of william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)  

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

1617  On this day in history birth of johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist  

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 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  Death of Radegund, wife of Clotaire I on August - 13.  

0587  Radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

0900  On August - 13 zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29  

1134  Irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies on August - 13.  

1191  On August - 13 philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

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

1382  Death of Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358) on this day in history.  

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