Historical Events In April - 13
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1966 Soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service on April - 13.
1967 On April - 13 luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
1970 On this day in history apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
1970 The American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion on April - 13.
1972 On April - 13 baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
1973 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1974 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71 on April - 13.
1975 On April - 13 jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament
1975 On this day in history larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
1976 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency on April - 13.
1976 On April - 13 federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
1977 On this day in history perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie
1977 On this day in history statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953
1978 Paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73 on April - 13.
1978 On April - 13 paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours on April - 13.
1980 On April - 13 steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters
1980 Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on April - 13.
1981 On this day in history wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
1982 On this day in history republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom.
1983 Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941 on this day in history.
1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault on this day in history.
1984 On April - 13 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
1984 On April - 13 christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1984 On this day in history pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1984 On this day in history christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1985 On April - 13 "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics
1985 Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas on April - 13.
1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986 Spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second on April - 13.
1986 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies on this day in history.
1990 On April - 13 luis Trenker, dies at 97
1992 On April - 13 "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway