What Happened on April 13

Historical Events

  • 1250 The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France captured
  • 1598 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
  • 1860 1st Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California

Apr 13 in Film & TV

  • 1964 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones" (Best Film), Patricia Neal (Hud) and Sidney Poitier (Lilies Of The Field) win; Poitier first Black actor in a leading role to win a competitive Oscar

Apr 13 in Music

Apr 13 in Sport

Did You Know?

Apollo 13 announces "Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here", as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon

On April 13, 1970

Would You Believe?

New Zealander Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day

On April 13, 1964

Famous Weddings

  • 2002 "Law & Order" actor Benjamin Bratt (38) weds actress-model Talisa Soto (35) in San Francisco, California
  • 2009 Actor Michael Biehn (52) weds actress Jennifer Blanc (35)
  • 2017 "New Girl" actress Hannah Simone (36) weds musician Jesse Giddings in a secret ceremony

Famous Divorces

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