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Calendar for February 13th, 2014

Every Year

  • Get a Different Name Day

  • 1580s

  • 1588: Astronomer Tycho Brahe outlined his solar system structure

  • 1860s

  • 1867: Strauss's Blue Danube premiered in Vienna

  • 1870s

  • 1875: First U.S. quintuplets born, in Watertown, Wisconsin

  • 1880s

  • Born 1885: Bess Truman (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1910s

  • 1914: The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) established

  • 1920s

  • Born 1923: Chuck Yeager (pilot)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: George Segal (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Peter Tork (musician)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Peter Gabriel (musician)

  • 1959: The first Barbie dolls went on sale

  • 1970s

  • Born 1974: Robbie Williams (singer)

  • Died 1976: Lily Pons (soprano)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Kristy Powell (Olympic gymnast)

  • 1988: Winter Olympics began, Calgary, Alberta

  • 2000s

  • 2000: The last original Peanuts comic strip ran in newspapers

  • Died 2002: Waylon Jennings (singer)

  • Died 2002: Pauline Trigere (fashion designer)

  • 2002: Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: Ralph Waite (actor; best known as John Walton on The Waltons)


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