August 13 in History
1964August 13, 1964:
All-female American music band, The Supremes begins the recording of their song entitled "Baby Love".
1965August 13, 1965:
“Help!”, an album by The Beatles, is released in the United States. It would be nominated for “Album of the Year” at the Grammy Awards.
1966August 13, 1966:
"Summer In The City", a single by American rock group The Lovin' Spoonful, becomes number one in their country.
1967August 13, 1967:
American crime drama, "Bonnie and Clyde" is outdoored in the United States. It has Michael J. Pollard and Warren Beatty as some of its key actors.
1968August 13, 1968:
English most popular band, The Beatles starts recording their hit song titled "Yer Blues". A number of artists including Elliott Smith and Lucky Peterson would cover the song.
1971August 13, 1971: King Curtis, one of America’s greatest saxophonists, is stabbed and killed in front of his residence in New York. The musician is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1973August 13, 1973:
American rock collective Lynyrd Skynyrd drops their self-named first studio album.
1993August 13, 1993:
Comedy movie, “Heart and Souls” begins showing in the United States. It was directed by Ron Underwood and stars Robert Downey Jr and Charles Grodin.
2005August 13, 2005:
Peaches & Herb’s singer, Francine Barker dies. She helped the group to release a number of songs including "Love Is Strange" and "Close Your Eyes".
2016August 13, 2016:
Michael Phelps, one of the greatest swimmers in history, announces his retirement from the sport. He ends his career with twenty-three Olympic medals.