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 This day in History - August 13
361 Historic Events for August 13
1946

H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79

Death
1946

Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33

Death
1946

Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus

Event
1947

Gretchen Corbett, Camp Sherman Ore, actress (Beth-Rockford Files)

Birth
1947

Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies

Death
1948

Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game

Event
1948

Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62

Death
1948

Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)

Birth
1948

Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannh„user)

Birth
1948

Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader

Birth
1949

Sheralee, Ft Lauderdale Fla, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)

Birth
1949

Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )

Birth
1949

Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Phila Flyer)

Birth
1950

Pres Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai

Event
1950

Andr‚ van de Berg, actor/director (Transport)

Birth
1950

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Event
1951

Gwen Cheeseman, Harrisburg Pa, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984)

Birth
1951

Great-Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract

Event
1951

Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)

Birth
1951

Jeff Altman, comedian/actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man)

Birth
1952

Marie Helvin, model/actress (Children)

Birth
1953

Jimmy McCulloch, rocker (Wings)

Birth
1953

Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee

Event
1953

4-5 million French go on strike against economizations

Event
1953

US Gen Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff

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