On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Shearer, English footballer, born in Gosforth, England
  • Elvis Grbac, American NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Will Clarke, American novelist (The Neon Palm of Madame Melançon), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75