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 This day in History - February 13
409 Historic Events for February 13
1956

KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland

Event
1957

Thelston Payne, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1986)

Birth
1957

Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans

Event
1957

Doris King, Nashville Tenn, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)

Birth
1958

Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86

Death
1958

Mark Fox, congas/percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool)

Birth
1959

Barbie doll goes on sale

Event
1959

Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns

Event
1959

William L Axt, composer, dies at 70

Death
1960

Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79

Death
1960

Matt Salinger, Windsor VT, actor (Capt America, Deadly Deception)

Birth
1960

Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)

Birth
1960

"Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances

Event
1960

Kelly McCormick, Anaheim Calif, diver (Olympic-silver-1984)

Birth
1960

"Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs

Event
1960

France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

Event
1961

Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)

Birth
1961

Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

Event
1961

Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)

Birth
1961

Kyi Hla Han, Yangon, Australasia golfer

Birth
1961

Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus

Event
1962

Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)

Birth
1963

Roberta Vasquez, LA Calif, playmate (November, 1984)

Birth
1963

Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies

Death
1963

Penelope Ann Miller, actress (Awakenings, Chaplin, Freshman) [or 1/13]

Birth