Historical Events In August - 13
Monday, 11 December 2023
1945 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia on August - 13.
1946 Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus on August - 13.
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 Satchel Paige at 42 pitches his first major league complete game on August - 13.
1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game on this day in history.
1948 On August - 13 edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship on this day in history.
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 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations on this day in history.
1953 On August - 13 dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470) on this day in history.
1954 On August - 13 hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
1955 The opening of the Canso Causeway, linking Cape Breton Island to the Nova Scotia mainland on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
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 Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit) on August - 13.
1959 On August - 13 henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
1960 On this day in history central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
1961 Border between east and west Berlin sealed off by East Germans on this day in history.
1961 On August - 13 construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
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 this day in history.
1967 On August - 13 jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
1970 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75 on August - 13.
1971 On August - 13 paul and Linda McCartney release "The Back Seat of My Car"