On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • South African Defence Force soldiers, travelling in a convoy of more than ten armoured vehicles, surrounded the Thaba-Juluba high school in Soweto and arrest 200 students during a clampdown on school boycotts

Famous Deaths

  • J. Willard Marriott, American entrepreneur and hotelier (founder of Marriott Corporation), dies at 84
  • Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67