On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1990

Historical Events

  • American soul singer Curtis Mayfield becomes paralyzed from neck down after stage lighting equipment falls on him at an outdoor concert at Wingate Field in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York; although unable to perform live, he continued to compose, sing, and record

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Starr, American screenwriter, actor (The Corpse Came C.O.D.), and gossip columnist, dies at 86
1990 Highlights

About August 13, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo