What Happened on August 13, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Cliff Fish, English rocker (Paper Lace)
  • Kathleen Battle, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
  • Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)