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 This day in History - August 13
361 Historic Events for August 13
1935

Rod Hull, entertainer

Birth
1937

Japanese attack Shanghai

Event
1939

Sabotage suspected in crash of 'City of San Francisco'

Event
1939

Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's

Event
1939

Saul Steinberg, artist (The Art of Living)

Birth
1940

Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)

Event
1940

G”ring's "Adler Tag" 45-48 German aircrafts shotdown over South-Engld

Event
1940

Timothy Wood, British govt asst whip

Birth
1940

Ann Armstrong Dailey, founder (Children's Hospice Intl)

Birth
1940

George C Pearce, actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75

Death
1941

Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)

Birth
1941

Red army evacuates Smolensk

Event
1942

Sheila Armstrong, soprano

Birth
1942

Robert Lee Stewart, Wash DC, Brig Gen US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J)

Birth
1943

Gary Ilman, US, 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)

Birth
1943

Susan Jameson, actress (Secret World of Polly Flint)

Birth
1943

Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk

Event
1943

Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut

Birth
1944

Generals Montgomery/Dempsey/Bradley discuss naderende breakthrough

Event
1944

Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio

Event
1944

British 8th army occupies Florence

Event
1944

Kevin Tighe, LA CA, actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9)

Birth
1944

David Mahler, composer

Birth
1945

35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia

Event
1945

Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)

Birth