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.
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 Events Happened On August 13 In History?
August 13 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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.
Famous People Born On August 13
Fidel CastroCuban Politician
Annie OakleyAmerican Sharpshooter
Special Holidays On August 13th
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!