On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 2021

Historical Events

  • 24 years old Rumeysa Gelgi from Turkey confirmed as World's tallest living woman by Guinness World Records at 215.16 centimeters 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in) [1]
  • Bow and arrow terrorist attack kills five and injuries two in Kongsberg, Norway

Film & TV History

William Shatner becomes the oldest person to reach space, travelling aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on a 10 minute flight


Famous Deaths

  • Norm Provan, Australian rugby league second rower (14 Tests; St. George RLFC NSWRL Premiers 1956-66; 13th Immortal) and coach (St. George, Parramatta, Cronulla), dies at 89
  • Otis Armstrong, American College Football HOF running back (Purdue; All-Pro 1974; Pro Bowl 1974, 76; Denver Broncos), dies at 70
  • Ray Fosse, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star, Gold Glove Award 1970, 71 Cleveland Indians; World Series Oakland A's 1973, 74) and broadcaster (Oakland A's NBC), dies of cancer at 74
2021 Highlights

About October 13, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 13 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra