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Historical Events In December - 13

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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

1958  On December - 13 ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed  

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

1959  On December - 13 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  Beatles sign a formal agreement to be managed by Brian Epstein on this day in history.  

1961  Grandma [Anna M] Moses, US painter, dies at 101 on December - 13.  

1962  On this day in history relay 1 communication satellite launched  

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

1963  On this day in history capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles  

1963  Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1964  On December - 13 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 December - 13.  

1966  On this day in history 1st US bombing of Hanoi  

1966  Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer on this day in history.  

1967  United Soccer Assn & Natl Pro Soccer League merge into NASL on December - 13.  

1968  On this day in history playland at the Beach reopens  

1968  Playland at Beach reopens on December - 13.  

1968  Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52 on December - 13.  

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

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 December - 13.  

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

1972  On this day in history 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  

1974  On this day in history 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 December - 13.  

1976  On December - 13 eduard Claudius, writer, dies  

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 December - 13.  

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  Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1048  Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

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

1204  Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69 on this day in history.  

1250  On this day in history frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55  

1404  On this day in history albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74  

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

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