Historical Events In August - 13
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
1920 On this day in history princes Highway between Melbourne and Sydney is officially opened at Warragul.
1920 On this day in history 24th US Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
1920 On this day in history charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
1921 Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy," premieres in NYC on August - 13.
1921 Neville Brand, Kewanee IL, actor (DOA, Eaten Alive, Fire, Mohawk) on August - 13.
1923 On August - 13 mustapha Kemal elected president of Turkey
1923 Germany: Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of coalition govt on this day in history.
1924 On August - 13 john Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
1924 Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.
1925 On August - 13 benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
1926 On this day in history fidel Castro born
1926 On August - 13 fidel Castro Ruz, Mayari, Oriente, Cuba, dictator (1959- )
1927 The birth of Fidel Castro, Cuban leader on this day in history.
1927 On this day in history james Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
1928 On this day in history soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
1928 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74 on August - 13.
1929 On August - 13 augustyn Bloch, composer
1930 Don Ho, Hawaiian singer (Tiny Bubbles) born on August - 13.
1931 On August - 13 cin Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
1932 Hitler refuses Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor on August - 13.
1933 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee on this day in history.
1933 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
1935 Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum) on this day in history.
1937 On August - 13 japanese attack Shanghai
1939 Sabotage suspected in crash of the 'City of San Francisco' which fell into the Humboldt River killing 24. (Elko, Nevada) on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's
1940 Air crash in Canberra kills three UAP ministers and Chief of the General Staff on this day in history.
1940 On August - 13 germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
1940 George C Pearce, actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history australian Women's Army Service formed
1941 On this day in history red army evacuates Smolensk
1942 The Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia on August - 13.
1943 Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk on this day in history.
1944 On August - 13 british 8th army occupies Florence