Historical Events In August - 13
Monday, 03 August 2020
1945 On August - 13 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
1946 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1948 On this day in history edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship on August - 13.
1951 On this day in history great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee on this day in history.
1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations on August - 13.
1953 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80 on August - 13.
1954 On August - 13 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
1954 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71 on August - 13.
1955 On this day in history the opening of the Canso Causeway, linking Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia mainland
1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history wBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies on August - 13.
1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2 on August - 13.
1959 On this day in history milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1959 On this day in history henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
1960 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France on this day in history.
1961 On August - 13 border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans
1961 Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day) on August - 13.
1961 On this day in history construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78 on August - 13.
1962 On August - 13 bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1963 Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum on this day in history.
1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire on this day in history.
1967 On this day in history 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
1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting on August - 13.
1967 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87 on August - 13.
1970 On this day in history viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
1971 On this day in history paul and Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car"