August 13th is known as Filet Mignon Day & Left-Handers Day.
Today marks the 225th day of the year. We now have only 139 days left until the end of the year.
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 fun & interesting facts about August 13th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 13 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Supergiant Games released their most ambitious game to date, Hades, on PC, Switch, and macOS.
Hades was a huge step up from Supergiant Games’ previous releases in terms of plot and complexity. At the 2020 Golden Joystick Awards, it won both the best Indie Game Award and the Critic’s Choice Award.
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.
Carl Gustav Witt discovered the first near-Earth asteroid, 433 Eros.
The German astronomer was working at the Berlin Urania observatory, taking long-exposure photos of a much more distant asteroid, when he captured evidence of 433 Eros. The stony asteroid is approximately 10.4 miles (16.8 km) in diameter and is elongated in shape.
If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Annie Oakley. Here are some other famous people born on August 13th.
41 years old
24 years old
Nov 25, 2016 (Age 90)
Nov 3, 1926 (Age 66)
Apr 29, 1980 (Age 80)
Unfortunately, August 13th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Kenny Baker was an English actor born on August 24, 1934. He died on this day in 2016, at age 81 in Preston, Lancashire, England, UK.
Aug 13, 2016 (Age 81)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on August 13th throughout history.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Filet Mignon Day
Whether you like your steak rare, medium, well done, or burnt to a crisp, we can all agree that there’s one thing; filet mignon truly is the king of steaks. So celebrate Filet Mignon Day today by treating yourself and your loved ones to this extra special steak; you deserve it!
International Left-Handers Day
Left-handed people make up about 10% of the world’s population, yet the rest of us almost always forget to accommodate them. If you’re a lefty, take extra special pride in it today! And the rest of you – take today as a reminder to try and look out for the left-handers in your life.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Will Smith owed $2.8 Million to the IRS and almost went bankrupt just before signing the contract for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on August 13th all share the Leo zodiac sign.
Leo is the fifth sign in the zodiac and is represented by the lion. Did you know that “Leo” is the Latin word for “lion”?
If you were born in August, Peridot is your assigned birthstone. Did you know that the largest peridot in the world weighs an astonishing 311.8 carats? That’s equivalent to 62.35 grams. It can be found at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
Anyone born on Aug 13 would likely have been conceived around November 20 in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will be due around May 6, 2024.