History of 13 October
1924 – The play “The Guardsman” opened in New York City, NY.
1943 – During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.
1944 – American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.
1944 – During World War II, British and Greek advance units landed at Piraeus.
1951 – In Atlanta, GA, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7.
1953 – An ultrasonic burglar alarm was patented by Samuel Bagno.
1957 – Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour-long special.
1960 – The World Series ended on a home run for the first time. Bill Mazeroski’s home run allowed the Pirates to beat the Yankees.
1962 – “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opened on Broadway.
1967 – The first game of the new American Basketball Association was played.
1981 – Egyptian voters elected Vice President Hosni Mubarak as the new president one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
1989 – U.S. President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega.
1992 – A commercial flight record was set by an Air France supersonic jetliner for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.
1995 – Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest. Disney movies, music, and books
1998 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) canceled regular-season games, due to the work stoppage, for the first time in its 51-year history.
1999 – The U.S. Senate rejected the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
2010 – Near Copiapó, Chile, 33 miners were trapped underground in San José Mine. The miners were rescued after 69 days underground.
2013 – A stampede occurs in India during the Hindu festival Navratri, killing 115 and injuring more than 110.
2016 – The Maldives announces its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations.
2019 – Kenyan Brigid Kosgei sets a new world record for a woman runner with a time of 2:14:04 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Ryan Ashford, English footballer
- 1981 – Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player
- 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 footballer
- 1987 – Nikita Satalkin, Russian footballer
- 1987 – Tochinoshin Tsuyoshi, Georgian sumo wrestler
- 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
- 1989 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, member of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress
- 1990 – Emma Flood, a Norwegian tennis player
- 1990 – Andrej Rendle, Slovak footballer
- 1990 – Adrián Sardinero, Spanish footballer
- 1994 – Ryan Matterson, Australian rugby league player
- 1995 – Jimin, South Korean singer with BTS
- 2001 – Caleb McLaughlin, American actor