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Births for January 13


  • 1381 St Colette, abbess/reformer (Poor Clares)
  • 1505 Joachim II Hector, ruler (Brandenburg)
  • 1616 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic
  • 1628 Charles Perrault, France, lawyer/writer (Mother Goose)
  • 1802 Eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright
  • 1807 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1883
  • 1808 Salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)
  • 1812 Humphrey Marshall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
  • 1815 William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 1834 Horatio Alger Jr, Revere Mass, author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win)
  • 1835 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/foreign minister
  • 1864 Wilhelm K W Wien, German phyicist (Nobel 1911)
  • 1874 Jozef E of Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechelen
  • 1884 Sophie Tucker, singer/last of red hot mammas
  • 1885 Alfred Fuller, CEO (Fuller Brush Man)
  • 1892 Paul Smart, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1893 Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
  • 1898 Jhr dr Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, diplomat
  • 1903 Kay Francis, (Katherine E Gibbs), US actress (False Madonna)
  • 1904 Richard Addinsell, London England, composer
  • 1909 Marinus van der Lubbe, communist
  • 1913 Jeff Morrow, NYC, actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising)
  • 1916 Osa Massen, Coopenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
  • 1918 Steve Dunne, Northampton Mass, actor (Professional Father)
  • 1918 Ted Willis, prolific screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • 1919 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1919 Robert Stack, LA Calif, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane)
  • 1923 Jack Watling, London, actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart)
  • 1925 Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 1925 Rosemary Murphy, Munich Germany, actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner)
  • 1926 Carolyn Heilbrun, (Amanda Cross), author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • 1926 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • 1928 David Sheiner, NYC, actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana)
  • 1928 Gregory Walcott, Wilson NC, actor (87th Precinct)
  • 1930 Frances Sternhagen, Wash DC, actress (Outland, Starting Over)
  • 1931 Charles Nelson Reilly, NYC, actor (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir)
  • 1933 Ron(ald Joseph) Goulart, US, sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
  • 1934 Rip Taylor, comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show)
  • 1936 Edward R Madigan, (Rep-R-IL, 1973- )
  • 1937 Haj‚ J Schartman, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • 1938 Billy Gray, LA Calif, actor (Bud-Father Knows Best)
  • 1940 Bruce Chatwin, British writer (Viceroy of Ouidah)
  • 1941 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1943 Richard Moll, Cal, actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor
  • 1945 (Eileen) Joy(ce) Chant (Rutter), UK, sci-fi author (High Kings)
  • 1947 John Lees, rock guitarist/vocalist (Medicine Man)
  • 1947 Peter Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1952 Cornelius Bumpus, keyboardist (Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute)
  • 1954 Vicki McCarty, Los Angeles Ca, playmate (Sep, 1979)
  • 1955 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • 1955 Jay McInerney, author (Bright Lights, Big City)
  • 1956 Malcolm Foster, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
  • 1957 Christina Seufert, Sacraento Calif, diver (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1961 Graham "Suggs" McPherson, rocker (Madness-Our House)
  • 1961 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, NYC, comedienne (SNL, Steinfeld, Day by Day)
  • 1963 Tim Patrick Kelly, Trenton NJ, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • 1964 Penelope Ann Miller, LA Ca, actress (Kindergarden Cop, Big Top Peewee
  • 1970 Keith Coogan, actor (Adv in Babysitting, Hiding Out)
  • 1970 Keith Mitchell, Palm Springs Calif, actor (Jeffrey-Waltons, Gun Shy)
  • 1972 Nicole Eggert, Calif, actress (Charles in Charge, Chrissie-TJ Hooker)


Passings for January 13


  • 888 Charles III, King of France, dies
  • 1049 Dirk IV, Count of Holland, dies
  • 1177 Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies
  • 1307 Arnoud van Foreest, clergy of Utrecht, dies
  • 1330 Frederick (III) the Blank, duke of Austrian/German anti-king, dies
  • 1599 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • 1691 George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • 1864 Stephen Foster, composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies in NY hospital
  • 1879 WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Netherlands/viceroy of Lux, dies
  • 1913 Thomas P Krag, Norse author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 4
  • 1914 Bernardus H Heldt, Member of Dutch 2nd chamber, dies at 74
  • 1930 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 1939 Jacob Ruppert, NY Yankee owner, dies
  • 1941 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zrich Switzerland, at 58
  • 1962 Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • 1963 LG Kortenhorst, Dutch politician, dies at 76
  • 1968 Bill Masterson, (Minn Northstars) checked into the boards & killed
  • 1976 Margaret Leighton, British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies
  • 1978 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
  • 1978 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 90
  • 1979 Donnie Hathaway, singer, dies
  • 1982 Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies
  • 1983 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1983 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • 1983 John McHugh, actor, dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1985 Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
  • 1987 E of Ruller, journalist/alderman (ARP)/co-founder (Loyal), dies
  • 1988 Ching-Kao Chiang, president of Taiwan, dies at 81
  • 1992 Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
  • 1992 Yvonne Bryceland, actress, dies at 66


Special events for January 13


  • 1099 Crusaders set fire to Mara Syria
  • 1559 Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey
  • 1610 Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
  • 1630 Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
  • 1695 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
  • 1733 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
  • 1785 John Walter publishes 1st issue of London Times
  • 1794 Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
  • 1830 Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
  • 1849 Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co
  • 1854 Anthony Foss patents the accordion
  • 1863 Chenille manufacturing machine patented by William Canter, NYC
  • 1865 -Jan 15th) BBT & CPT Ft Fisher, NC
  • 1869 Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention
  • 1869 National convention of black leaders meets in Wash DC
  • 1873 P B S Pinchback relinquishes office at Louisiana governor
  • 1874 Battle between workers & police in NYC, 100s injuried
  • 1874 US troops land in Honolulu to protect the king
  • 1875 Paul Henry discovers asteroid #141 Lumen
  • 1877 A Borrelly discovers asteroid #171 Ophelia
  • 1883 Fire in circus Ferroni in Berditschoft Poland kills 430
  • 1888 National Geographic Society founded (Washington, DC)
  • 1894 Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
  • 1898 Emile Zola's famous defense of Capt Alfred Dreyfus published in Paris
  • 1901 M Wolf discovers asteroid #465 Alekto
  • 1908 French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip
  • 1908 Montreal Wanderers sweep Ottawa Victorias in 2 for the Stanley Cup
  • 1912 -40ø F (-40ø C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)
  • 1915 Earthquake in Avezzano Italy kills 30,000
  • 1920 J Comas Sola discovers asteroid #925 Alphonsina
  • 1920 NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
  • 1922 WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
  • 1924 Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament
  • 1927 US & Mexico battle over oil interests
  • 1929 Humanist Society established, Hollywood Calif
  • 1929 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1985 Hopmann
  • 1929 S Arend discovers asteroid #1127 Mimi
  • 1930 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • 1935 Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
  • 1939 Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco
  • 1940 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1553 Bauersfelda & #1880 McCrosky
  • 1942 German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
  • 1942 Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
  • 1943 Hitler declares "Total War"
  • 1943 US infantry captures Galloping Horse-Hill Guadalcanal
  • 1948 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premiers on WLW Cin
  • 1953 Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
  • 1953 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
  • 1954 Milt rule in Egypt; 318 Mohammedan Brotherhood arrested
  • 1954 WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to All Tate
  • 1958 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
  • 1958 US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
  • 1959 De Gaulle grants amnesity to 130 to Algerian death row convicts
  • 1959 King Boudew˜n promises Belgian Congo independence
  • 1962 Wilt Chamberlain of Phila Warriors scores NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicag
  • 1966 1st black in presidental cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
  • 1967 Coup in Togo
  • 1968 Beginning of Tet-offensive in Vietnam
  • 1968 Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton is fatally injured
  • 1969 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
  • 1974 Super Bowl VIII-Miami Dolphins-24, Minnesota Vikings-7
  • 1979 Charlie Daniels hosts the Volunteer Jam
  • 1979 YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
  • 1980 Togo's constitution becomes effective
  • 1981 Barbara Sonntag, Colo, crochets record 147 stitches/min for 30 mi
  • 1981 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson
  • 1983 AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteoriating condition
  • 1983 C Shoemaker discovers asteroid #2906 Caltech
  • 1983 L G Karachkina discovers asteroid #2892 Filipenko
  • 1983 Qu‚bec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
  • 1984 TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
  • 1985 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • 1985 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1985 Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428
  • 1986 Bloody coup overthrows government of South Yemen
  • 1986 NCCA institutes elegibility requirements based on college exams
  • 1987 7 top NY Mafia bosses sentenced to 100 years in prison each
  • 1987 W German police arrest Mohammed Ali Hamadi, suspect in 1985 hijacking
  • 1989 "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
  • 1989 Jerry Parks, Okla defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
  • 1989 Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
  • 1989 Soap opera "Ryan's Hope" final episode after 13« year run
  • 1989 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
  • 1990 1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
  • 1991 Pres Mario Soares of Portugal er-elected
  • 1991 Soccer stadium riot in Orkney South Africa, at least 40 die
  • 1991 UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
  • 1993 Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills


Songs for date January 13


  • 01/13/44 --- How Sweet You Are (Armen, Kay)
  • 01/13/44 --- My Shining Hour (Gray, Glen)
  • 01/13/50 --- Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (Foley, Red)
  • 01/13/50 --- Enjoy Yourself (Lombardo, Guy)
  • 01/13/58 --- La Dee Dah (Billy & Lillie)
  • 01/13/58 --- Catch A Falling Star (Como, Perry)
  • 01/13/58 --- Sail Along Silvery Moon (Vaughn, Billy)
  • 01/13/62 --- Dear Lady Twist (Bonds, Gary "U.S.")
  • 01/13/68 --- Spooky (Classics IV)
  • 01/13/73 --- Daddy's Home (Jackson, Jermaine)
  • 01/13/73 --- Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend (Lobo)
  • 01/13/90 --- We Can't Go Wrong (Cover Girls)
  • 01/13/90 --- All Or Nothing (Milli Vanilli)
  • 01/13/90 --- Here We Are (Miami Sound Machine)
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