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  • What happened on October 13
  • October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 13

 

  • AD 54 – Emperor Claudius dies from poisoning under mysterious circumstances; his 17-year-old stepson Nero succeeds him.
  • 409 – Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.
  • 1307 – Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into a “confession” of heresy.
  • 1332 – Rinchinbal Khan, Emperor Ningzong of Yuan, becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.
  • 1582 – Because of the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1644 – A Swedish–Dutch fleet defeats the Danish fleet at Fehmarn and captures about 1,000 prisoners.
  • 1710 – Port Royal, the capital of French Acadia, falls in a siege by British forces.
  • 1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.
  • 1775 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
  • 1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
  • 1793 – French Revolutionary Wars: Austro-Prussian victory over Republican France at the First Battle of Wissembourg
  • 1812 – War of 1812: Battle of Queenston Heights: As part of the Niagara campaign in Ontario, Canada, United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer are repulsed from invading Canada by British and native troops led by Sir Isaac Brock.
  • 1821 – The Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire is publicly proclaimed.
  • 1843 – In New York City, Henry Jones and 11 others found B’nai B’rith (the oldest Jewish service organization in the world).
  • 1845 – A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution that, if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state.
  • 1881 – First known conversation in modern Hebrew by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends.
  • 1884 – The International Meridian Conference votes on a resolution to establish the meridian passing through the Observatory of Greenwich, in London, England, as the initial meridian for longitude.
  • 1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, United States.
  • 1892 – Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14.
  • 1911 – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, becomes the first Governor General of Canada of royal descent.
  • 1914 – In Major League Baseball’s World Series, the Boston Braves defeat the Philadelphia Athletics, at Fenway Park in Boston, completing the first World Series sweep in history.
  • 1915 – The Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt marks the end of the Battle of Loos in northern France, World War I.
  • 1917 – The “Miracle of the Sun” is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Fátima, Portugal.
  • 1921 – The Soviet republics of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia sign the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and the South Caucasus states.
  • 1923 – Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey.
  • 1929 – Jože Plečnik unveils his memorial to Napoleon on the Square of French Revolution, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 1943 – World War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
  • 1944 – World War II: Riga, the capital of Latvia is occupied by the Red Army.
  • 1946 – France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.
  • 1962 – The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
  • 1967 – The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134–129 in Oakland, California.
  • 1972 – An Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crashes outside Moscow killing 174.
  • 1972 – Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains, near the border between Argentina and Chile. By December 23, 1972, only 16 out of 45 people lived long enough to be rescued.
  • 1976 – A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
  • 1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle is obtained by Dr. F. A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.
  • 1977 – Four Palestinians hijack Lufthansa Flight 181 to Somalia and demand release of 11 members of the Red Army Faction.
  • 1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago.
  • 1990 – End of the Lebanese Civil War. Syrian forces launch an attack on the free areas of Lebanon removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.
  • 1992 – An Antonov An-124 operated by Antonov Airlines registered CCCP-82002, crashes near Kiev, Ukraine killing eight.
  • 1994 – Kenzaburō Ōe wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 2010 – The Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.
  • 2013 – A stampede breaks out on a bridge near the Ratangarh Mata Temple in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India during the Hindu festival Navratri, killing 115 people and injuring more than 110.

 

 

  • Births on October 13
  • 467 – Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei, emperor of Northern Wei (d. 499)
  • 1162 – Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)
  • 1381 – Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (d. 1415)
  • 1453 – Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (d. 1471)
  • 1474 – Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter and educator (d. 1515)
  • 1499 – Claude of France (d. 1524)
  • 1566 – Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1643)
  • 1613 – Luisa de Guzmán, Spanish-Portuguese wife of John IV of Portugal (d. 1666)
  • 1696 – John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English courtier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1743)
  • 1703 – Andrea Belli, Maltese architect and businessman (d. 1772)
  • 1713 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish-English painter (d. 1784)
  • 1756 – James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, English admiral and politician, 36th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1833)
  • 1768 – Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French admiral and explorer (d. 1839)
  • 1820 – John William Dawson, Canadian geologist and academic (d. 1899)
  • 1821 – Rudolf Virchow, German physician, biologist, and politician (d. 1902)
  • 1825 – Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer, founded House of Worth (d. 1895)
  • 1844 – Ernest Myers, English poet and author (d. 1921)
  • 1853 – Lillie Langtry, English actress and singer (d. 1929)
  • 1862 – Mary Kingsley, English explorer and author (d. 1900)
  • 1870 – Albert Jay Nock, American theorist, author, and critic (d. 1945)
  • 1872 – Leon Leonwood Bean, American hunter, businessman, and author, founded L.L.Bean (d. 1967)
  • 1873 – Georgios Kafantaris, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece] (d. 1946)
  • 1874 – József Klekl, Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (d. 1948)
  • 1876 – Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)
  • 1878 – Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian priest and author (d. 1952)
  • 1879 – Edward Hennig, American gymnast (d. 1960)
  • 1880 – Sasha Chorny, Russian poet and author (d. 1932)
  • 1887 – Jozef Tiso, Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (d. 1947)
  • 1890 – Conrad Richter, American journalist and novelist (d. 1968)
  • 1891 – Irene Rich, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1893 – Kurt Reidemeister, German mathematician connected to the Vienna Circle (d. 1971)
  • 1895 – Mike Gazella, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)
  • 1896 – E. Beatrice Riley, Australian super-centenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1899 – Piero Dusio, Italian footballer, businessman and racing driver (d. 1975)
  • 1900 – Gerald Marks, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1902 – Arna Bontemps, American librarian, author, and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1902 – Karl Leichter, Estonian musicologist and academic (d. 1987)
  • 1904 – Wilfred Pickles, English actor and radio host (d. 1978)
  • 1905 – Yves Allégret, French director and screenwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1905 – Coloman Braun-Bogdan, Romanian footballer and manager (d. 1983)
  • 1909 – Herblock, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
  • 1911 – Millosh Gjergj Nikolla, Albanian poet and author (d. 1938)
  • 1912 – Cornel Wilde, Slovak-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1913 – Igor Torkar, Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – Terry Frost, English painter and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – George Osmond, American talent manager (d. 2007)
  • 1917 – Burr Tillstrom, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1985)
  • 1918 – Robert Walker, American actor (d. 1951)
  • 1919 – R. Kanagasuntheram, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1920 – Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Yves Montand, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1991)
  • 1923 – John C. Champion, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1994)
  • 1923 – Cyril Shaps, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1923 – Rosemary Anne Sisson, English author and playwright
  • 1923 – Faas Wilkes, Dutch footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Terry Gibbs, American vibraphone player and bandleader
  • 1924 – Moturu Udayam, Indian activist and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1924 – Roberto Eduardo Viola, Argentinian general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (d. 1994)
  • 1925 – Lenny Bruce, American comedian and actor (d. 1966)
  • 1925 – Armand Mouyal, Algerian-French fencer and police officer (d. 1988)
  • 1925 – Margaret Thatcher, English chemist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Gustav Winckler, Danish singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1926 – Ray Brown, American bassist and cellist (d. 2002)
  • 1926 – Killer Kowalski, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 – Tommy Whittle, Scottish-English saxophonist (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Eddie Yost, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1927 – Lee Konitz, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1927 – Turgut Özal, Turkish engineer and politician, 8th President of Turkey (d. 1993)
  • 1929 – Richard Howard, American poet, critic, and translator
  • 1929 – Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter and poet (d. 2010)
  • 1930 – Bruce Geller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1978)
  • 1931 – Raymond Kopa, French footballer
  • 1931 – Eddie Mathews, American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)
  • 1932 – Johnny Lytle, American vibraphone player and drummer (d. 1995)
  • 1933 – Thomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill, English lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Raynald Fréchette, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1934 – Roger Gibbs, English businessman
  • 1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer and politician
  • 1935 – Etterlene DeBarge, American singer-songwriter
  • 1935 – Bruce Morrow, American radio host and actor
  • 1936 – Chitti Babu, Indian veena player and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1938 – Hugo Young, English journalist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1939 – Larry Bowie, American football player (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – T. J. Cloutier, American poker player and author
  • 1939 – Melinda Dillon, American actress
  • 1940 – Chris Farlowe, English singer
  • 1940 – Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist and bandleader
  • 1941 – Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1941 – John Snow, English cricketer
  • 1942 – Rutanya Alda, Latvian-American actress
  • 1942 – Bob Bailey, American baseball player and manager
  • 1942 – Jerry Jones, American businessman
  • 1942 – Walter McGowan, Scottish boxer
  • 1943 – Mike Barnicle, American journalist
  • 1943 – Peter Sauber, Swiss businessman, founded the Sauber F1 Team
  • 1944 – Buddy Allin, American golfer (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Robert Lamm, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1945 – Dési Bouterse, Surinamese general and politician, 9th President of Suriname
  • 1945 – Christophe, French singer-songwriter
  • 1946 – Levon Ananyan, Armenian journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1946 – Edwina Currie, English politician
  • 1947 – Sammy Hagar, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1947 – Jerry Trupiano, American sportscaster and radio host
  • 1947 – Alan Wakeman, English saxophonist and clarinet player
  • 1948 – John Ford Coley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Lacy J. Dalton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Raimundo Fagner, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1949 – Marisol Malaret, Puerto Rican-American model, Miss Universe 1970
  • 1949 – Tom Mees, American sportscaster (d. 1996)
  • 1949 – Patrick Nève, Belgian race car driver
  • 1949 – Rick Vito, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Mark Winzenried, American runner
  • 1950 – Mollie Katzen, American chef and author
  • 1950 – Annegret Richter, German sprinter
  • 1950 – Simon Nicol, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1951 – Stephen Bayley, Welsh journalist, author, and critic
  • 1952 – Mundo Earwood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1952 – Beverly Johnson, American model and actress
  • 1953 – Pat Day, American jockey
  • 1953 – John Simpson, English lexicographer and scholar
  • 1954 – George Frazier, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Claude Ribbe, French historian and academic
  • 1955 – John Ferenzik, American keyboard player, guitarist, and composer
  • 1956 – Don Paige, American runner
  • 1956 – Joseph Toal, Scottish bishop
  • 1957 – Chris Carter, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Reggie Theus, American basketball player and coach
  • 1958 – Maria Cantwell, American lawyer and politician
  • 1958 – Derri Daugherty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1958 – Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American bassist and composer
  • 1959 – Marie Osmond, American singer, actress, and television spokesperson
  • 1960 – Joey Belladonna, American singer-songwriter
  • 1960 – Tim Brewster, American football player and coach
  • 1960 – Ari Fleischer, American journalist and politician, 24th White House Press Secretary
  • 1960 – Eric Joyce, Scottish soldier and politician
  • 1960 – Peter Keisler, American lawyer and politician, United States Attorney General
  • 1961 – Rachel De Thame, English gardener and television presenter
  • 1961 – Doc Rivers, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, American actress and author
  • 1962 – Kelly Preston, American actress
  • 1962 – Jerry Rice, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Colin Channer, Jamaican-American author and academic
  • 1963 – Chip Foose, American engineer and television host
  • 1964 – Fanie de Villiers, South African cricketer
  • 1964 – Nie Haisheng, Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1964 – Christopher Judge, American actor and producer
  • 1964 – Marco Travaglio, Italian journalist and author
  • 1965 – Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist
  • 1966 – Larry Collmus, American sportscaster
  • 1966 – John Regis, English sprinter
  • 1967 – Scott Cooper, American baseball player
  • 1967 – Trevor Hoffman, American baseball player and manager
  • 1967 – Javier Sotomayor, Cuban high jumper
  • 1967 – Steve Vickers, English footballer
  • 1967 – Kate Walsh, American actress and producer
  • 1968 – Tisha Campbell-Martin, American actress and singer
  • 1969 – Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater and actress
  • 1969 – Cady McClain, American actress and singer
  • 1970 – Serena Altschul, American journalist
  • 1970 – Rob Howley, Welsh rugby player and coach
  • 1970 – Paul Potts, English tenor
  • 1970 – Ko Chang-seok, South Korean actor
  • 1971 – Sacha Baron Cohen, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Billy Bush, American television journalist and radio host
  • 1971 – Pyrros Dimas, Albanian-Greek weightlifter and politician
  • 1972 – Summer Sanders, American swimmer and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Brian Dawkins, American football player and coach
  • 1973 – Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver
  • 1973 – Matt Hughes, American wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • 1977 – Gareth Batty, English cricketer
  • 1977 – Benjamin Clapp, American drummer
  • 1977 – Antonio Di Natale, Italian footballer
  • 1977 – Justin Peroff, Canadian drummer and actor
  • 1977 – Paul Pierce, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Jermaine O’Neal, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Wes Brown, English footballer
  • 1979 – Mamadou Niang, Senegalese footballer
  • 1980 – Ashanti, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1980 – David Haye, English boxer
  • 1980 – Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer
  • 1980 – Scott Parker, English footballer
  • 1981 – Ryan Ashford, English footballer
  • 1981 – Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Dimitrios Mougios, Greek rower
  • 1981 – Kele Okereke, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1982 – Antonio Pavanello, Italian rugby player
  • 1982 – Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
  • 1986 – Gabriel Agbonlahor, English footballer
  • 1986 – Sergio Pérez Moya, Mexican footballer
  • 1987 – Adrian Poparadu, Romanian professional footballer
  • 1987 – Nikita Satalkin, Russian professional football player
  • 1988 – Scott Jamieson, Australian footballer
  • 1988 – Enrique Pérez, Mexican footballer
  • 1989 – Breno Borges, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 – Luke Kelly, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Clive Rose, Australian cricketer
  • 1990 – Emma Flood, Norwegian tennis player
  • 1990 – Andrej Rendla, Slovak footballer
  • 1990 – Adrián Sardinero, Spanish footballer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 13
  • AD 54 – Claudius, Roman emperor (b. 10 BC)
  • 807 – Simpert, bishop of Augsburg
  • 1093 – Robert I, Count of Flanders (b. 1035)
  • 1100 – Count Guy I, Count of Ponthieu
  • 1195 – Gualdim Pais, Great Master of the Templars in Portugal (b. 1118)
  • 1282 – Nichiren, Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism
  • 1382 – King Peter II of Cyprus
  • 1415 – Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (b. 1381)
  • 1605 – Theodore Beza, French theologian and scholar (b. 1519)
  • 1673 – Christoffer Gabel, German-Danish accountant and politician (b. 1617)
  • 1687 – Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer and lens maker (b. 1633)
  • 1694 – Samuel von Pufendorf, German historian, economist, and jurist (b. 1632)
  • 1706 – Iyasu I of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  • 1715 – Nicolas Malebranche, French priest and philosopher (b. 1638)
  • 1759 – John Henley, English clergyman and author (b. 1692)
  • 1788 – Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish poet and politician (b. 1702)
  • 1812 – Isaac Brock, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (b. 1769)
  • 1815 – Joachim Murat, French general (b. 1767)
  • 1822 – Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor (b. 1757)
  • 1825 – Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (b. 1756)
  • 1841 – Patrick Campbell, Scottish admiral (b. 1773)
  • 1869 – Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French poet, author, and critic (b. 1804)
  • 1882 – Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher and author (b. 1816)
  • 1890 – Samuel Freeman Miller, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1816)
  • 1904 – Pavlos Melas, French-Greek captain (b. 1870)
  • 1905 – Henry Irving, English actor and manager (b. 1838)
  • 1909 – Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Spanish philosopher and academic (b. 1849)
  • 1911 – Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian social worker, author, and educator (b. 1867)
  • 1917 – Florence La Badie, American actress (b. 1888)
  • 1919 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1926 – Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philologist and author (b. 1865)
  • 1930 – T. Alexander Harrison, American painter and educator (b. 1853)
  • 1931 – Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • 1938 – E. C. Segar, American cartoonist, created Popeye (b. 1894)
  • 1945 – Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (b. 1857)
  • 1950 – Ernest Haycox, American soldier and author (b. 1899)
  • 1955 – Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican general and politician, 45th President of Mexico (b. 1897)
  • 1956 – Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı, Turkish poet and author (b. 1910)
  • 1961 – Prince Louis Rwagasore, Burundi politician, Prime Minister of Burundi (b. 1932)
  • 1966 – Clifton Webb, American actor and dancer (b. 1889)
  • 1968 – Bea Benaderet, American actress and voice artist (b. 1906)
  • 1973 – Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, Turkish ethnographer and author (b. 1886)
  • 1973 – Albert Mandler, Austrian-Israeli general (b. 1929)
  • 1974 – Otto Binder, American author (b. 1911)
  • 1974 – Ed Sullivan, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1901)
  • 1979 – Antonio Berni, Argentinian painter, illustrator, and engraver (b. 1905)
  • 1981 – Rebecca Clarke, English viola player and composer (b. 1886)
  • 1985 – Tage Danielsson, Swedish author, actor, and director (b. 1928)
  • 1987 – Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1987 – Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director (b. 1929)
  • 1987 – Nilgün Marmara, Turkish poet and author (b. 1958)
  • 1990 – Hans Namuth, German-American photographer (b. 1915)
  • 1990 – Lê Đức Thọ, Vietnamese general and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1992 – James Marshall, American author and illustrator (b. 1942)
  • 1993 – Wade Flemons, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 1996 – Beryl Reid, English actress (b. 1919)
  • 1998 – Dmitry Nikolayevich Filippov, Russian businessman and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2000 – Jean Peters, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2001 – Peter Doyle, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 2002 – Stephen Ambrose, American historian and author (b. 1936)
  • 2003 – Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Enrique Fernando, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – Bernice Rubens, Welsh author (b. 1928)
  • 2005 – Vivian Malone Jones, American activist (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Wang Guangmei, Chinese philanthropist and politician, 2nd Spouse of the President of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Bob Denard, French soldier and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2008 – Alexei Cherepanov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2009 – Stephen Barnett, American scholar and academic (b. 1935)
  • 2010 – Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2011 – Barbara Kent, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1907)
  • 2012 – Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Gary Collins, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Tomonobu Imamichi, Japanese philosopher and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Martin Drewes, German soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Joe Meriweather, American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)
  • 2013 – Tommy Whittle, Scottish-English saxophonist (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Takashi Yanase, Japanese poet and illustrator, created Anpanman (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – John Bradfield, English biologist and businessman, founded Cambridge Science Park (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Antonio Cafiero, Argentinian accountant and politician, Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Margaret Hillert, American author and poet (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Mohammad Sarengat, Indonesian sprinter (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Pontus Segerström, Swedish footballer (b. 1981)
  • 2015 – Rosalyn Baxandall, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1939)
  • 2015 – Bruce Hyde, American academic (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Michael J. H. Walsh, English general (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Michael John Wise, English geographer and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2016 – Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, King of Thailand (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2016 – Jim Prentice, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Alberta (b. 1956)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 13
  • Azerbaijani Railway Day (Azerbaijan)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Alexandrina of Balasar
    • Edward the Confessor (translation)
    • Gerald of Aurillac
    • Blessed Maddalena Panattieri (OP)
    • Blessed Pacifique de Valence (OFMCap)
    • Theophilus of Antioch
    • October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Doi taikomatsuri October 13-15 (Shikokuchūō, Ehime, Japan)
  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (international)
  • National Police Day (Thailand)
  • Rwagasore Day (Burundi)

 

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