Daily Calendar for Thursday, April 13, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Thursday, April 13, 2023


  • Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. president) –
  • Butch Cassidy (American Wild West outlaw) –
  • Samuel Beckett (author, playwright, & Nobel Prize winner) –
  • Caroline Rhea (comedian & actress) –
  • Rick Schroder (actor) –


  • Archie "Grey Owl" Belaney (conservationist) –
  • Annie Jump Cannon (astronomer) –
  • Wallace Stegner (writer) –
  • Mark "the Bird" Fidrych (baseball pitcher) –
  • Jonathan Frid (actor) –


  • Pres. FDR dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.–
  • First navigational satellite Transit-1B launched–
  • The Beatles recorded their hit song β€œHelp!” –
  • An explosion occurred aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft on its way to the moon. Short of oxygen and flying a crippled ship, the crew aborted the moon landing and headed back to earth under emergency conditions–
  • A dwarf mouse named Yoda celebrated his fourth birthday, making him the oldest of his kind and far beyond 100 in human years. Yoda owes his longevity to genetic modifications that affected his pituitary and thyroid glands and reduced insulin production - and which left him a third smaller than an average mouse and very sensitive to cold–
  • Barry Bonds, the San Francisco slugger, hit his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays (also his Godfather) to take sole possession of third place on baseball’s career list–


  • Zero degrees F at Hanover, New Hampshire–
  • Dozen tornadoes in eastern Iowa–
  • Tornado tore through Iowa City, Iowa–
  • 8.9 inches of snow fell on Great Falls, Montana, setting a new record for this date–
  • A tornado struck the states of Bihar and West Bengal in eastern India–

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