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Historical Events In December - 13

Monday, 01 March 2021

1956  Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000 Robinson retires on this day in history.  

1958  Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed on this day in history.  

1959  Archbishop Makarios elected first president of Cyprus on December - 13.  

1959  On this day in history archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus  

1960  Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals) on this day in history.  

1961  On December - 13 beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein  

1961  On this day in history grandma [Anna M] Moses, US painter, dies at 101  

1962  On December - 13 relay 1 communication satellite launched  

1963  Capitol records signs right of first refusal agreement with the Beatles on this day in history.  

1963  Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles on this day in history.  

1963  Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79 on December - 13.  

1964  On this day in history in El Paso, TX, LBJ and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border  

1964  On this day in history shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf  

1965  Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow on this day in history.  

1966  1st US bombing of Hanoi on December - 13.  

1966  Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer on December - 13.  

1967  On this day in history united Soccer Assn & Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL  

1968  On December - 13 playland at the Beach reopens  

1968  Playland at Beach reopens on December - 13.  

1968  On this day in history siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52  

1969  Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant" on December - 13.  

1969  On this day in history raymond A Spruance, US admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83  

1970  On December - 13 greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA  

1971  John Sinclair (sentence 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed on this day in history.  

1971  On December - 13 john Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed  

1971  On this day in history max Mell, Austria artillery officer/literary, dies at 88  

1972  An HC-1 Detachment Five SH-3G Sea King helicopter, stationed aboard Oriskany, rescued a VFP-63 pilot involved in operations in the Tonkin Gulf while on Yankee Station. This was the fifteenth pilot rescued by HC-1 on December - 13.  

1974  On this day in history malta becomes a republic  

1974  Rufe Davis, actor (Floyd Smoot-Petticoat Junction), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1975  Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88 on December - 13.  

1976  On this day in history golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur  

1976  Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to San Francisco 13h14m) on December - 13.  

1976  On December - 13 eduard Claudius, writer, dies  

1977  On this day in history entire University of Evansville basketball team, die in plane crash  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90) was born on December - 13.  

1533  Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69) was born on December - 13.  

1553  On December - 13 birth of henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)  

1585  William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1640  Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1662  On this day in history birth of francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)  

1678  On this day in history birth of yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)  

1720  Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804) was born on December - 13.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  On this day in history pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies  

1048  On this day in history al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74  

1124  Callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies on December - 13.  

1126  On December - 13 hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies  

1204  On December - 13 maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69  

1250  Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55 on December - 13.  

1404  Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74 on December - 13.  

1466  Death of Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386) on December - 13.  

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