August 13th is known as Filet Mignon Day & Left-Handers Day.
Today marks the 225th day of the year. We now have only 140 days left until the end of the year.
People who were born on August 13th all share the Leo zodiac sign.
August 13 in history was a great day for astronomers, but also a terrible one for natural disasters. Keep reading to find out more about what historical events happened on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1985, a three-year-old from Dublin became the world’s youngest heart & lung transplant patient? Britain’s leading transplant specialist, Magdi Yacoub, performed the operation.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 13th in history!
What Happened On August 13 In History?
TikTok star Loren Gray released her first song under Capitol Records called “My Story.”
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani became the world’s first woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics.
South Park premiered on Comedy Central, with the first episode titled “Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.”
It was the first weekly show to carry a TV-MA rating.
A three-year-old boy from Dublin became the world’s youngest heart and lung transplant patient.
Jamie Gavin had the four-hour operation at Harefield Hospital in Middlesex, London.
Berlin’s city became entirely divided in two, with all borders sealed between the east and west.
Black soldiers were blamed for raiding a bar in Brownsville, Texas, US.
On this day in the evening a bartender was killed, and an officer injured. Although the blame was put on black soldiers, the all-white commanders confirmed all personnel were at their barracks.
The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper was published for the first time.
Inventor William Gray received a patent for his creation of the telephone that uses coins to operate it.
The Arica earthquake occurred in Peru and Ecuador.
On this day a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook the two countries and claimed the lives of more than 25,000 people.
John Smith, famous for setting up the first permanent English colony in the New World, told the first stories about Jamestown.
Saint John I became the Catholic Pope.
The Mayan calendar started being used.