February 13. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture
Holidays and festivals
On February 13 the international community celebrates The World Radio Day — a holiday which was proclaimed at the 36th UNESCO General Conference on initiative of Spain. The date of the celebration was not chosen by chance: it was on this very day in 1946 that the UN Radio got on the air and its transmissions were broadcasted right from its headquarters.
For men: Victor, Mykyta, Bohdan, Ivan (John), Illya (Elijah).
For women: Victoria.
The most interesting events that took place on this day:
1895 — Brothers Louis and August Lumiere created their first moving picture projector.
1956 — The first Soviet science station “Mirny” was opened in Antarctica.
1959 — The first Barbie dolls hit the markets.
1981 —The longest sentence ever containing 1,286 words was published in The New York Times.
1992 — Uganda acknowledged the Independence of Ukraine.
On this day the following famous people were born:
1847 — Victor Gilbert, a French artist.
1903 — Georges Simenon, French writer («100 Keys Club»).
1909 — Victor Ivanov, Ukrainian film director.
1974 — Robbie Williams, a former member of Take That, a solo artist.
On this day the following famous people passed away:
1592 — Jacopo Bassano, Italian artist.
1883 — Richard Wagner, German composer.
1950 — Rafael Sabatini, English writer («Captain Blood: His Odyssey»).
2002 — Waylon Jennings, an American singer.
February 13. The Day in history: holidays and festivals, name-days, the most interesting dates and outstanding personalities / Photos from open sources.