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  • What happened on August 13
  • August 13 is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on August 13
  • 29 BC – Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
  • 523 – John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.
  • 554 – Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his long and distinguished service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensiveestates in Italy.
  • 582 – Maurice becomes Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 900 – Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren.
  • 1516 – The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles’s claim to Naples, andCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognizes Francis’s claim to Milan.
  • 1521 – After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer theAztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
  • 1532 – Union of Brittany and France: The Duchy of Brittany is absorbed into the Kingdom of France.
  • 1536 – Buddhist monks from Kyoto, Japan’s Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
  • 1553 – Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland as a heretic.
  • 1624 – The French king Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as prime minister
  • 1704 – War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim: English and Imperial forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.
  • 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to theattack on Pearl Harbor.
  • 1792 – King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
  • 1806 – Battle of Mišar during the Serbian Revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.
  • 1814 – The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London, England.
  • 1831 – Nat Turner witnesses a solar eclipse which caused the sky to appear a blue-green color, which he envisioned as a black man’s hand reaching over the sun. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill between 55-65 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.
  • 1868 – The 8.5–9.0 Mw Arica earthquake struck southern Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing 25,000+ deaths and a destructive basin wide tsunami that affected Hawaii and New Zealand.
  • 1876 – The premiere of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the recently completed Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
  • 1898 – Spanish–American War: Spanish and American forces engage in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.
  • 1898 – Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
  • 1906 – The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer inBrownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged. (Their records were later restored to reflect honorable discharges but there were no financial settlements.)
  • 1913 – Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
  • 1913 – First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
  • 1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.
  • 1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
  • 1920 – Polish–Soviet War: The Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.
  • 1937 – The Battle of Shanghai begins.
  • 1942 – Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the “Development of Substitute Materials” project, better known as the Manhattan Project.
  • 1944 – World War II: German troops begin the pillage and razing of Anogeia in Crete that would continue until September 5.
  • 1954 – Radio Pakistan broadcasts the “Qaumī Tarāna”, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
  • 1960 – The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
  • 1961 – East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants’ attempts to escape to the West.
  • 1964 – Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the Murder of John Alan West becoming the last people executed in the United Kingdom.
  • 1968 – Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.
  • 1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 1977 – Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
  • 1978 – One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
  • 2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida, and devastates the surrounding area.
  • 2004 – One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
  • 2008 – South Ossetian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.
  • 2015 – At least 76 people are killed and 212 others are wounded in a truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

 

 

  • Births on August 13
  • 1311 – Alfonso XI of Castile (d. 1350)
  • 1584 – Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (d. 1640)
  • 1625 – Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
  • 1662 – Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1748)
  • 1666 – William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (d. 1727)
  • 1700 – Heinrich von Brühl, Polish-German politician (d. 1763)
  • 1717 – Louis François, Prince of Conti (d. 1776)
  • 1752 – Maria Carolina of Austria (d. 1814)
  • 1756 – James Gillray, English caricaturist and printmaker (d.1815)
  • 1764 – Louis Baraguey d’Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
  • 1790 – William Wentworth, Australian journalist, explorer, and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1792 – Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1849)
  • 1803 – Vladimir Odoyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1869)
  • 1814 – Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (d. 1874)
  • 1819 – Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Irish-English mathematician and physicist (d. 1903)
  • 1820 – George Grove, English musicologist and historian (d. 1900)
  • 1823 – Goldwin Smith, English-Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • 1831 – Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1902)
  • 1841 – Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1842 – Charles Wells, English brewer, founded Charles Wells Ltd (d. 1914)
  • 1851 – Felix Adler, German-American religious leader and educator (d. 1933)
  • 1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)
  • 1866 – Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman, founded Fiat S.p.A (d. 1945)
  • 1867 – George Luks, American painter and illustrator (d. 1933)
  • 1872 – Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1879 – John Ireland, English composer and educator (d. 1962)
  • 1884 – Harry Dean, English cricketer and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1888 – John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer, invented the television (d. 1946)
  • 1888 – Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
  • 1889 – Camillien Houde, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
  • 1895 – István Barta, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1948)
  • 1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1898 – Jean Borotra, French tennis player (d. 1994)
  • 1898 – Regis Toomey, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1899 – Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1899 – Soledad Mexia, Mexican–American super-centenarian (d. 2013)
  • 1902 – Felix Wankel, German engineer (d. 1988)
  • 1904 – Buddy Rogers, American actor and musician (d. 1999)
  • 1906 – Chuck Carroll, American football player and lawyer (d. 2003)
  • 1906 – Art Shires, American baseball player and boxer (d. 1967)
  • 1907 – Basil Spence, Scottish architect, designed Coventry Cathedral (d. 1976)
  • 1908 – Gene Raymond, American actor and pilot (d. 1998)
  • 1911 – William Bernbach, American advertiser, co-founded DDB Worldwide (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Claire Cribbs, American basketball player and coach (d. 1985)
  • 1912 – Ben Hogan, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1997)
  • 1912 – Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1913 – Makarios III, Greek archbishop and politician, 1st President of Cyprus (d. 1977)
  • 1913 – Fred Davis, English snooker player (d. 1998)
  • 1917 – Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
  • 1918 – Noor Hassanali, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2006)
  • 1918 – Frederick Sanger, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Rex Humbard, American evangelist and television host (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1921 – Louis Frémaux, French conductor
  • 1922 – Chuck Gilmur, American basketball player, coach, and educator (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Benny Bailey, American trumpet player, songwriter, and producer (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band) (d. 2005)
  • 1926 – Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – John Tidmarsh, English journalist and radio host
  • 1929 – Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Wilfried Hilker, German footballer and referee
  • 1930 – Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Bernard Manning, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Wilmer Mizell, American baseball player and politician (d. 1999)
  • 1930 – Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Joycelyn Elders, American admiral and physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States
  • 1935 – Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (d. 2001)
  • 1935 – Mudcat Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1940 – Bill Musselman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2000)
  • 1943 – Fred Hill, American football player
  • 1943 – Michael Willetts, English sergeant, George Cross recipient (d. 1971)
  • 1944 – Divina Galica, English skier and race car driver
  • 1945 – Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
  • 1945 – Gary Gregor, American basketball player
  • 1945 – Robin Jackman, Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Howard Marks, Welsh cannabis smuggler, writer, and legalisation campaigner (d. 2016)
  • 1947 – Fred Stanley, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947 – John Stocker, Canadian voice actor and director
  • 1947 – Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
  • 1947 – Justus Thigpen, American basketball player
  • 1948 – Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano
  • 1949 – Jim Brunzell, American wrestler
  • 1949 – Bobby Clarke, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1949 – Philippe Petit, French tightrope walker
  • 1950 – Rusty Gerhardt, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1951 – Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
  • 1951 – Ric Parnell, English drummer and songwriter
  • 1952 – Dave Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
  • 1952 – Tom Davis, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1952 – Gary Gibbs, American football player and coach
  • 1952 – Herb Ritts, American photographer and director (d. 2002)
  • 1952 – Hughie Thomasson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)
  • 1953 – Tom Cohen, American philosopher, theorist, and academic
  • 1953 – Thomas Pogge, German philosopher and academic
  • 1953 – Peter Wright, English historian and author
  • 1954 – Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
  • 1955 – Keith Ahlers, English race car driver
  • 1955 – Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese race car driver
  • 1955 – Paul Greengrass, English director and screenwriter
  • 1958 – David Feherty, Northern Irish golfer and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Feargal Sharkey, Northern Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Randy Shughart, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1959 – Bruce French, English cricketer and coach
  • 1959 – Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Neil Mallender, English cricketer and umpire
  • 1961 – Tom Perrotta, American novelist and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Tomasz Starzewski, English fashion designer
  • 1962 – John Slattery, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Steve Higgins, American talk show co-host and announcer, writer, producer, comedian and impressionist
  • 1963 – Valerie Plame, American CIA agent and author
  • 1964 – Jay Buhner, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Debi Mazar, American actress
  • 1964 – Tom Prince, American baseball player and manager
  • 1965 – Mark Lemke, American baseball player, coach, and radio host
  • 1965 – Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer and conductor
  • 1966 – Scooter Barry, American basketball player
  • 1966 – Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967 – Dave Jamerson, American basketball player
  • 1967 – Digna Ketelaar, Dutch tennis player
  • 1968 – Todd Hendricks, American football player and coach
  • 1968 – Tony Jarrett, English sprinter and hurdler
  • 1969 – Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater
  • 1970 – Will Clarke, American author
  • 1970 – Spike Dudley, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1970 – Elvis Grbac, American football player and coach
  • 1970 – Alan Shearer, English footballer and manager
  • 1971 – Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver
  • 1971 – Adam Housley, American baseball player and journalist
  • 1971 – David Monahan, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Kevin Plank, American businessman, founded Under Armour
  • 1973 – Molly Henneberg, American journalist
  • 1973 – Eric Medlen, American race car driver (d. 2007)
  • 1974 – Scott MacRae, American baseball player and coach
  • 1974 – Dušan Jelić, Serbian-Greek basketball player
  • 1974 – Joe Perry, English snooker player
  • 1974 – Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player and coach
  • 1975 – Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1975 – Marty Turco, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1976 – Geno Carlisle, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Nicolás Lapentti, Ecuadorian tennis player
  • 1977 – Michael Klim, Polish-Australian swimmer
  • 1977 – Kenyan Weaks, American basketball player and coach
  • 1978 – Dwight Smith, American football player
  • 1979 – Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 – Corey Patterson, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
  • 1980 – Murtz Jaffer, Canadian journalist
  • 1980 – Panagiotis Markouizos, Greek figure skater
  • 1982 – Shani Davis, American speed skater
  • 1982 – Kalenna Harper, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1982 – Gary McSheffrey, English footballer
  • 1982 – Gil Ofarim, German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1982 – Christopher Raeburn English fashion designer
  • 1982 – Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor
  • 1983 – Dallas Braden, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Ľubomír Michalík, Slovak footballer
  • 1983 – Christian Müller, German footballer
  • 1983 – Elisha Yaffe, American actor and producer
  • 1984 – Alona Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player
  • 1984 – Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
  • 1984 – Boone Logan, American baseball player
  • 1984 – James Morrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Gerrit van Look, German rugby player and coach
  • 1986 – Demetrious Johnson, American mixed martial artist
  • 1987 – Pepe Diokno, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1987 – Devin McCourty, American football player
  • 1987 – Jason McCourty, American football player
  • 1987 – Jamie Reed, Welsh footballer
  • 1988 – Keith Benson, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Brandon Workman, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Greg Draper, New Zealand footballer
  • 1989 – Justin Greene, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Israel Jiménez, Mexican footballer
  • 1990 – Shila Amzah, Malaysian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1990 – DeMarcus Cousins, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Benjamin Stambouli, French footballer
  • 1991 – Dave Days, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1991 – Alexander Kačaniklić, Swedish footballer
  • 1992 – Lucas Moura, Brazilian footballer
  • 1992 – Katrina Gorry, Australian football player
  • 1992 – Alicja Tchórz, Polish swimmer
  • 1993 – Johnny Gaudreau, American ice hockey player
  • 1993 – Moses Mbye, Australian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Dominika Stará, Slovak singer
  • 1994 – Filip Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1996 – Antonia Lottner, German tennis player
  • 1998 – Dalma Gálfi, Hungarian tennis player

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on August 13
  • 587 – Radegund, Frankish princess and saint (b. 520)
  • 604 – Emperor Wen of Sui (b. 541)
  • 612 – Fabia Eudokia, Byzantine empress (b. 580)
  • 662 – Maximus the Confessor, Byzantine theologian
  • 696 – Takechi, Japanese prince
  • 900 – Zwentibold, last King of Lotharingia (b. 870)
  • 1134 – Irene of Hungary (b. 1088)
  • 1297 – Nawrūz, Mongol emir
  • 1311 – Pietro Gradenigo, Doge of Venice
  • 1382 – Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile (b. 1358)
  • 1523 – Gerard David, Flemish painter (b. 1460)
  • 1617 – Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss clergyman and theologian (b. 1540)
  • 1667 – Jeremy Taylor, Irish bishop and saint (b. 1613)
  • 1686 – Louis Maimbourg, French priest and historian (b. 1610)
  • 1721 – Jacques Lelong, French priest and author (b. 1665)
  • 1744 – John Cruger, Danish-American businessman and politician, 39th Mayor of New York City (b. 1678)
  • 1749 – Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (b. 1719)
  • 1766 – Margaret Fownes-Luttrell, English painter (b. 1726)
  • 1826 – René Laennec, French physician, invented the stethoscope (b. 1781)
  • 1863 – Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (b. 1798)
  • 1865 – Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian physician and obstetrician (b. 1818)
  • 1910 – Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse and theologian (b. 1820)
  • 1912 – Jules Massenet, French composer (b. 1842)
  • 1917 – Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)
  • 1934 – Mary Hunter Austin, American author and playwright (b. 1868)
  • 1946 – H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (b. 1866)
  • 1954 – Demetrius Constantine Dounis, Greek violinist and mandolin player (b. 1886)
  • 1958 – Francis J. McCormick, American football, basketball player, and coach (b. 1903)
  • 1963 – Louis Bastien, French cyclist and fencer (b. 1881)
  • 1965 – Hayato Ikeda, Japanese lawyer and politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  • 1971 – W. O. Bentley, English race car driver and engineer, founded Bentley Motors Limited (b. 1888)
  • 1975 – Murilo Mendes, Brazilian poet and telegrapher (b. 1901)
  • 1979 – Andrew Dasburg, American painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
  • 1984 – Tigran Petrosian, Georgian-Armenian chess player (b. 1929)
  • 1986 – Helen Mack, American actress (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Tim Richmond, American race car driver (b. 1955)
  • 1989 – Larkin I. Smith, American police officer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 1991 – James Roosevelt, American general and politician (b. 1907)
  • 1995 – Alison Hargreaves, English mountaineer (b. 1963)
  • 1995 – Jan Křesadlo, Czech-English psychologist and author (b. 1926)
  • 1995 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1931)
  • 1996 – António de Spínola, Portuguese general and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1910)
  • 1998 – Nino Ferrer, Italian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
  • 1998 – Edward Ginzton, Ukrainian-American physicist and academic (b. 1915)
  • 1998 – Julien Green, American author (b. 1900)
  • 1998 – Rafael Robles, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1947)
  • 1999 – Ignatz Bubis, German Jewish religious leader (b. 1927)
  • 1999 – Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and lawyer (b. 1960)
  • 2001 – Otto Stuppacher, Austrian race car driver (b. 1947)
  • 2001 – Jim Hughes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Ed Townsend, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2004 – Julia Child, American chef, author, and television host (b. 1912)
  • 2005 – Miguel Arraes, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
  • 2005 – David Lange, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dissection and Ophthalamia) (b. 1975)
  • 2007 – Brian Adams, American wrestler (b. 1964)
  • 2007 – Brooke Astor, American philanthropist and socialite (b. 1902)
  • 2007 – Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • 2008 – Henri Cartan, French mathematician and academic (b. 1904)
  • 2008 – Bill Gwatney, American politician (b. 1959)
  • 2008 – Jack Weil, American businessman (b. 1901)
  • 2009 – Lavelle Felton, American basketball player (b. 1980)
  • 2009 – Les Paul, American musician (b. 1915)
  • 2010 – Panagiotis Bachramis, Greek footballer (b. 1976)
  • 2010 – Lance Cade, American wrestler (b. 1981)
  • 2010 – Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Tareque Masud, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2011 – Mishuk Munier, Bangladeshi journalist and cinematographer (b. 1959)
  • 2012 – Hugo Adam Bedau, American philosopher and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Helen Gurley Brown, American journalist and author (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Ray Jordon, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Joan Roberts, American actress and singer (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Lothar Bisky, German politician (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Aaron Selber, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Jean Vincent, French footballer and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Eduardo Campos, Brazilian politician, 14th Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology (b. 1965)
  • 2014 – Martino Finotto, Italian race car driver (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Süleyman Seba, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Watban Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Iraqi politician, Iraqi Minister of Interior (b. 1952)
  • 2015 – Bob Fillion, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Kenny Baker, English actor and musician (b. 1934)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on August 13
  • Christian feast day:
    • Benedetto Sinigardi
    • Cassian of Imola
    • Clara Maass (with Nightingale Lutheran Church)
    • Florence Nightingale, Octavia Hill
    • Hippolytus of Rome
    • Maximus the Confessor
    • Pope Pontian
    • Radegunde
    • Jeremy Taylor (Anglican Communion)
    • August 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Independence Day (Central African Republic), celebrates the independence of Central African Republic from France in 1960.
  • International Lefthanders Day (International)
  • Women’s Day, commemorates the enaction of Tunisian Code of Personal Status in 1956. (Tunisia)

 

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