On October 13:
1862 – Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer, was born.
1884 Greenwich was established as universal time meridian of longitude.
1925 – Lenny Bruce, American comedian, was born.
1925 British Prime Minister – Margaret Thatcher was born.
1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer and politician, was born.
1941 –Paul Simon, American singer and musician, was born.
1959 Marie Osmond, American entertainer, was born.
1968 – Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone and member of Il Divo, was born.
1969 Nancy Kerrigan, US figure skater ws born.
1970 Paul Potts, British Opera singer was born.
1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes mountains, in between the borders of Argentina and Chile. The 16 of the 45 on board who lived to be rescued survived by eating the dead.
1975 Dame Whina Cooper led the land march to parliament.
Sourced from NZ History ONline & Wikipedia.