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 This day in History - June 13
371 Historic Events for June 13
1953

Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)

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1953

Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 and 7-44) v Australia

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1953

85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6

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1954

Bo [Robert] Donaldson, rock vocalist (Billy Don't Be a Hero)

Birth
1954

Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)

Birth
1954

Nikolai Obouhov, composer, dies at 62

Death
1954

Jorge Santana, rocker (Malo)

Birth
1954

Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx

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1955

Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France

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1956

Real Madrid wins 1st Europe Cup

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1956

"Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances

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1956

After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control

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1956

Parliamentary election: Dutch Democrates 50/KVP 49

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1957

Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

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1957

Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

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1958

Frank Zappa graduates from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster Ca

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1958

Pierre-tienne Flandin, French PM (1934-35), dies at 69

Death
1959

59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY

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1959

"Sammy Kaye Show," last airs on ABC-TV

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1959

91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6

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1960

"Alley-Oop" by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59

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1960

Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia

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1961

"Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances

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1961

Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79

Death
1962

Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics-96)

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