What Happened on December 13, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Deaths

  • Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), dies of diabetes at 85
  • John Drake, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1959)
  • Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), dies from a brain tumour at 80