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 This day in History - December 13
387 Historic Events for December 13
1938

Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)

Birth
1939

Battle at La Plata - 3 British cruisers vs German Graf Spee

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1939

Clive Brain, educationalist

Birth
1940

Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)

Birth
1940

Steve Harmon, Bkln NY, actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts)

Birth
1940

Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4and1 in only S Af Test), dies

Death
1940

George Macaulay, cricketer (took 24 wkts in 8 Tests, Eng 22-33), dies

Death
1941

Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die

Event
1941

German occupiers forbid National Front and Netherland Union

Event
1941

U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier Ark Royal

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1941

John Davidson, Pitts, TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible)

Birth
1941

Anouska Hempel, Forbes NZ, actress (Tiffany Jones)

Birth
1942

Washington Redskins defeat Chic Bears 14-6, to win NFL title

Event
1942

Eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78

Death
1942

Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader

Event
1943

Arturo Ripstein, director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot)

Birth
1943

Ferguson Jenkins, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)

Birth
1943

150 US Marauders bomb Schiphol

Event
1944

Vassily Kandinsky, abstract artist (Dreamy Inspiration), dies at 78

Death
1944

Norman Krasna's "Dear Ruth," premieres in NYC

Event
1944

Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138

Event
1944

Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34

Death
1945

Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer, dies at 83

Death
1945

Robert van Genechten, Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide

Death
1946

L‚on Blum elected French premier

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