Throwback Thursday: A look back at events on October 13.
Jazz great Louis Armstrong plays a child’s trumpet as he receives a warm welcome in Dusseldorf, Germany, October 13, 1952. His wife Lucille is at right. Over the years, Armstrong became America’s unofficial ambassador of jazz.
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Khrushchev history fake out - 1960
Arm-waving Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev makes one of his final speeches before the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York City, October 13, 1960, before he departs for Russia late in the day.
This was infamously known as the day the Soviet leader banged his shoe in the UN after the Philippine delegate stated the Soviet Union “had swallowed up and deprived [Eastern Europe] of political and civil rights.” But there’s no evidence the shoe-banging happened. One New York Times journalist reported the incident and another said he didn’t see it. So many witnesses said yes while others said no. There are no photos and no video documenting the shoe banging. Many said Kruschchev took off his shoe, but didn’t bang it on the podium. The image of him brandishing the shoe has been discounted as a fake. One other footnote--there is also a discrepancy as to the date of the incident with some reporting it as October as October 13th, others as October 12th and still others attach a different date and the quote, “We will bury you” to the supposed moment. This was a case of history and facts being hard to determine.
Kennedy-Nixon debate - 1960
Senator John F. Kennedy has notes spread out before him in New York City as he speaks during his cross-country debate with his Republican opponent, Vice President Richard Nixon on October 13, 1960. Nixon was in a studio in Los Angeles and the two were shown on a split screen in the third and final debate.
Apartheid Protests - 1961
South African Foreign Minister Eric Louw is burned in effigy on steps of Johannesburg City Hall, October 13, 1961, by anti-apartheid demonstrators. South Africa was censured by the United Nations General Assembly after Louw defended his country’s racial policies.
Medical achievements - 1961
A machine which functions as an artificial heart and lung, left, and one which functions as an artificial kidney, right, are part of a Russian medical exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, October 13, 1961, Chicago. The exhibit stresses Soviet achievements in medicine and medical equipment. The man in the photo is unidentified.
Biotron - 1966
Harold A. Senn, director of the new $5 million Biotron at the University of Wisconsin in Madison on October 13, 1966, checks tape of a computer that can control the weather in each of 48 rooms designed to help scientists study man’s environment.
Angela Davis 1970
Angela Davis, first woman ever listed among the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, is escorted by two FBI agents after her arrest in New York on October 13, 1970. She was being taken from FBI headquarters to the Women’s House of Detention. Wanted in connection with the August 7 California courtroom kidnapping, she was arrested in a midtown New York motel.
Charles Manson - 1970
Charles Manson walks into the courtroom in Santa Monica, California on October 13, 1970. Manson and Susan Atkins, seated, a member of his family of followers, are to plead on charges of murdering a Malibu musician, Gary Hinman. When his name was called, Manson stood, folded his arms, and turned his back on the judge. Atkins did the same. The court then entered pleas of innocent. Both are on trial in Los Angeles for killings that included actress Sharon Tate.
Gerald Ford - 1973
Rep. Gerald Ford, R-Mich., gets a kiss from his wife Betty as they leave the White House on Friday, October 13, 1973 in Washington, D.C. after President Richard Nixon nominated Ford for the office of vice president.
David Duke - 1977
David Duke, Grand Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, talks to members of the press in Denver, October 13, 1977 as he announced that the KKK is entering the Bakke case by filing an “amicus curiae,” or friend of the court, brief in support of Bakke with the Supreme Court. The paper in foreground is a copy of the Klan newspaper that Duke propped against his microphone.
Sid Vicious - 1978
New York police escort British punk rock musician Sid Vicious, or John Simon Ritchie, former bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols, shortly before he was charged with murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Nancy Laura Spungen, at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, October 13, 1978.
John DeLorean - 1983
Carmaker John DeLorean, center, at the Federal Building after taking a second lie detector test to determine his culpability in a scheme to distribute 24 million dollars worth of cocaine, October 13, 1983 in Los Angeles. DeLorean was arrested October 19, 1982 and charged with conspiracy to obtain and distribute 55 pounds of cocaine.In 1984, he was acquitted.
The carmaker is best known for the “DeLorean” sports car that appeared in the 1985 movie, “Back to the Future.”
Chile miners rescued - 2010
Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera and Bolivia’s President Evo Morales speak as rescued miner Jorge Galleguillos, left, waves while emerging from the rescue capsule at the San Jose Mine near Copiapó, Chile on October 13, 2010. Galleguillos was the eleventh of 33 miners brought to the surface that day after 69 days trapped underground in a rescue operation that cost 20 million dollars.