Friday The 13th – Unfortunate Events
I never consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky. I’m just thrilled it’s Friday!
There’s been some pretty unlucky stuff that’s happened on Friday the 13th, but I’m sure you can find that for any date in history.
Here’s a few:
July 1951: The Great Flood killed 24 people, destroyed more than 2 million acres of land in Kansas and caused $760 million in damage.
March 1964: The “Good Friday” earthquake wasn’t actually so good. It remains the largest earthquake in North American history, killing 131 people near Prince William Sound.
July 1987: An F4 tornado ripped through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and injuring at least 300.
March 1992: An earthquake killed nearly 2,000 people and left 50,000 homeless in Turkey.
Fame and (Mis)Fortune: These people weren’t so lucky on Friday the 13th:
- Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas on a Friday the 13th.
- Al Capone was sentenced to prison on a Friday the 13th.
- Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, died on a Friday the 13th.
- Hubert Humphrey, the 38th Vice President of the United States, died on a Friday the 13th.