On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington

Famous Deaths

  • Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), dies in a storm on top of K2 summit, Pakistan at 33
  • Jan KÅ™esadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  • Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84

Person of interestMickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81