August 13

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 13. From 1900 until now. August 13 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Manuel Valls (1962), Fidel Castro (1926) and Sridevi (1963). Several movies were released around August 13 over the years, such as Animal Crackers in 1930 directed by Victor Heerman and Foreign Correspondent in 1940 directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
But much more happened on August 13 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 13 over the years?
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Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers

Release year: 1930

Directed by: Victor Heerman

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Country: United States of America

Foreign Correspondent

Foreign Correspondent

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Country: United States of America

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Jesse Hibbs

Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1945

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Jerome Cowan

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry

Release year: 1945

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Starring: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sara Allgood

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 13?


  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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  • 2018 War in Afghanistan: More than 100 Afghan soldiers and police, 13 civilians and hundreds of Taliban are killed during the ongoing offensive in Ghazni. (BBC)The Taliban captures Camp Chenaya, an Afghan Army base in Ghormach District, Faryab Province. (Voice of America)
  • 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): During combat operations in northern Iraq, two U.S. service members are killed and five injured. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): At least 10 children are killed and 28 injured in an air attack on a school in northern Yemen. The Houthi group claims that the Saudi Arabia led coalition is responsible. (Reuters via ABC News)
  • 2015 2015 Baghdad market truck bomb, Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): A truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq kills at least 76 people and wounds 212 others. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack. (Reuters), (The Daily Mail)
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Which were the most popular books released around August 13 over the years?
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The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell

The Fate Of The Earth

Year: 1982


Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze.

The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Affluent Society

Year: 1958


John Kenneth Galbraith's classic investigation of private wealth and public poverty in postwar America With customary clarity, eloquence, and humor, Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith gets at the heart of

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Back When We Were Grownups

Year: 2001


“A WONDERFUL NOVEL . . . Tyler’s eye and ear for familial give and take is unerring, her humanity irresistible. You’ll want to turn back to the first chapter the moment

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar

Year: 1989


First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker

Crimson Joy

Year: 1988


A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he

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