On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 34th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Billy Casper defeats Gene Littler, 69 to 74 in a Monday 18-hole playoff to win his 3rd major title; last 18-hole playoff at the Masters

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, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer, born in Coatbridge, Scotland
  • Monty Brown, American professional wrestler and NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Rick Schroder, American actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling), born in Staten Island, New York