See also People that died at the age of 13
- 04-November-1970 : Social workers in Los Angeles, California take custody of Genie, a girl who had been kept in solitary confinement since her birth.
- 03-February-1959 : A chartered plane transporting musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper goes down in foggy conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all 4 occupants on board, including pilot Roger Peterson. The tragedy is later termed "The Day the Music Died", popularized in Don McLean's 1972 song "American Pie".
- 17-October-1956 : The Game of the Century: 1313yearyearold Bobby Fischer beats GM Donald Byrne in the NY Rosenwald chess tournament.
- 16-March-1792 : King Gustav III of Sweden is shot in the back by Jacob Johan Anckarstrom at a midnight masquerade at the Royal Opera in Stockholm; he lives until March 29, and is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
- 22-December-1603 : Sultan Mehmed III of the Ottoman Empire dies, and is succeeded by his son Ahmed I.
- 08-August-1503 : King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- 12-November-0674 : In Japan, Princess Oku proceeds to the Ise Jingu.
- 29-July-0238 : Gordian III becomes Emperor on the of Pupienus and Balbinus.