What Happened on October 13, 1988

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Concert at Masada ends Israel's 40th-anniversary festival
  • Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz
  • Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY