Historical Events In August - 13
Thursday, 26 November 2020
1945 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia on this day in history.
1946 On August - 13 britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1946 H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1947 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies on this day in history.
1948 On August - 13 satchel Paige at 42 pitches his first major league complete game
1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game on August - 13.
1948 Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1950 On August - 13 babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1951 On this day in history great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 On this day in history pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee
1953 On this day in history 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
1953 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80 on August - 13.
1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470) on August - 13.
1954 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71 on August - 13.
1955 The opening of the Canso Causeway, linking Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia mainland on this day in history.
1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield on this day in history.
1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.
1956 On August - 13 harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
1958 On August - 13 indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1959 On August - 13 milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1959 Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1960 On August - 13 central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
1961 Border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans on August - 13.
1961 On this day in history construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
1961 On August - 13 construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1962 On August - 13 bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1963 Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum on August - 13.
1964 On August - 13 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1967 In the Pyrenees a 5.3 quake resulted in numerous buildings were destroyed in Arette, Oloron, and Montory; one person was killed and 80 were injured on August - 13.
1967 On August - 13 wQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 On August - 13 jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
1970 On this day in history viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
1971 Paul and Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car" on August - 13.