August 13 Holidays

August 13 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | August 13 Calendar

August 13th Daily Holidays include:

  • Gay Uncle’s Day – August 13, 2023 (Second Sunday in August)
  • International Lefthander’s Day
  • Melon Day – August 13, 2023 (Second Sunday in August)
  • National Filet Mignon Day
  • National Prosecco Day
  • National Spirit of ’45 Day – August 13, 2023 (Second Sunday in August)

August 13: Famous Birthdays

  • August 13, 1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show (d. 1926)
  • August 13, 1888 – John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer who invented the television (d. 1946)
  • August 13, 1899 – Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (Rebecca, Psycho, North by Northwest, The Birds) (d. 1980)
  • August 13, 1930 – Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles) (d. 2007)
  • August 13, 1951 – Dan Fogelberg, American singer, songwriter (Longer, Leader of the Band) (d. 2007)

August 13: Historical Events

  • August 13, 1792 – King Louis XVI of France is arrested by the National Tribunal and declared an enemy of the people
  • August 13, 1868 – An 9.0 Mw earthquake hits southern Peru causes 25,000 deaths and a tsunami that affected Hawaii and New Zealand
  • August 13, 1889 – US Patent Number 408,709 is granted to William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut for coin-controlled apparatus for telephones
  • August 13, 1905 – Norwegians vote to end the union with Sweden
  • August 13, 1918 – Women are able to enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time
  • August 13, 1918 – Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) is established as a public company in Germany
  • August 13, 1960 – The Central African Republic declares their independence from France
  • August 13, 1961 – Construction of the Berlin Wall is started as East Germany closes the border between the eat and west sections of Berlin to stop attempts to escape to the West
  • August 13, 1967 – The first fatal victims of grizzly bear attacks in the 57 year history of Montana’s Glacier National Park as two women are attacked
  • August 13, 1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are warded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon
  • August 13, 2015 – A truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq kills 76 and injures 212 others
  • August 13, 2020 – Israel and United Arab Emirates relations are formally established

August 13: Music Events

  • August 13, 1965 – Help is released by The Beatles in the U.S.
  • August 13, 1966 – Summer in the City by The Lovin’ Spoonful hits #1
  • August 13, 1993 – Steely Dan get back together and begin a U.S. tour in Auburn Hills, Michigan
  • August 13, 1994 – The Cranberries perform their single Zombie and the Carpenter’s, They Long to Be Close to You on Day 2 of Woodstock 94

August 13: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 13 is Leo.

August Birthstone:

What is the August Birthstone? Peridot

Peridot. The modern August birthstone, peridot has been prized as a jewelry stone since ancient times. Always green in color but with considerable variations, a peridot’s particular shade depends on its source.


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