This Day in History on 13 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 13 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Lefthanders Day (International)

Important Events

1990 – A mainland Chinese fishing boat Min Ping Yu No. 5202 is hit by a Taiwan’s naval vessel and sinks in a repatriation operation of mainland Chinese illegal immigrants, resulting in 21 deaths. This is the second tragedy less than a month after Min Ping Yu No. 5540 incident.


2004 – One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.


2008 – Russo-Georgian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.


2015 – At least 76 people are killed and 212 others are wounded in a truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1945 – Robin Jackman, Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster

1963 – Sridevi, Indian actress (d. 2018)

Death/ Death Anniversary

2015 – Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (b. 1928)

2016 – Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu leader (b. 1921)

Futher Reading

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