On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley
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Famous Birthdays

  • Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jamie Walter, actor (Pirate Island)
  • Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist

Famous Deaths

  • Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24