On This Day 13 August

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)