What Happened on April 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 34th Masters Golf Tournament: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279

Music awardsMusic Awards

5th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Apollo 13 announces "Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here", as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
  • Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed
  • Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener: Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Robinson, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer
  • Monty Brown, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Ramona Reuter, Miss USA-NY (1997)
  • Rick Schroder, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling), born in Staten Island, New York