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Historical Events In December - 13

Thursday, 05 August 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  On this day in history archbishop Makarios elected first president of Cyprus  

1959  Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus on December - 13.  

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  Relay 1 communication satellite launched on December - 13.  

1963  On this day in history capitol records signs right of first refusal agreement with the Beatles  

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

1963  On December - 13 hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79  

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

1964  Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf on December - 13.  

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

1966  1st US bombing of Hanoi on this day in history.  

1966  On December - 13 charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer  

1967  On December - 13 united Soccer Assn & Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL  

1968  On December - 13 playland at the Beach reopens  

1968  On December - 13 playland at Beach reopens  

1968  On December - 13 siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52  

1969  Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant" on this day in history.  

1969  Raymond A Spruance, US admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1970  Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA on December - 13.  

1971  John Sinclair (sentence 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed on December - 13.  

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

1971  Max Mell, Austria artillery officer/literary, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1974  On December - 13 malta becomes a republic  

1974  On this day in history rufe Davis, actor (Floyd Smoot-Petticoat Junction), dies at 66  

1975  On December - 13 cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88  

1976  Golden Gate Bridge District starts ferry service to Larkspur on this day in history.  

1976  Longest non-stop passenger airflight (Sydney to San Francisco 13h14m) on this day in history.  

1976  Eduard Claudius, writer, dies on December - 13.  

1977  Entire University of Evansville basketball team, die in plane crash on December - 13.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  On this day in history birth of sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)  

1533  Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69) was born on this day in history.  

1553  On this day in history birth of henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)  

1585  On this day in history birth of william Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)  

1640  Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696) was born on December - 13.  

1662  On December - 13 birth of francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)  

1678  On December - 13 birth of yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)  

1720  On this day in history birth of carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies on December - 13.  

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

1124  On this day in history callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies  

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

1204  On this day in history maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69  

1250  On December - 13 frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55  

1404  Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

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