What Happened On Friday The 13th?

Grab on to your good luck charms and join us as we count down thirteen weird, strange and interesting things that happened (or will happen) on Friday the 13th. Here at CasinoEuro we believe there’s no such thing as bad luck, so once you’re done reading, why not head into the casino for a quick spin on one of our latest slots?

The 13 Things That Happened (Or Will Happen) On Friday the 13th

August 13, 1521

This day turned out to be an unlucky one for the old Aztec civilization. We all know it from stories about El Dorado, like in Gonzo’s Quest. However, on August 13, 1521, the conquistador Hernán Cortés captured the ruler of the Aztecs and made himself their leader, effectively ending their civilization.

July 13, 1923

The famous “Hollywood” sign in Los Angeles, USA, was unveiled on Friday the 13th. When the sign was first unveiled it said “Hollywoodland” as it was technically advertising for a new housing development for the rich and famous!

May 13, 1925

There are many strange laws out there, and this was passed on the unluckiest day of the year. In 1925 the state of Tennessee passed a law making it illegal for schools to teach the theory of evolution! The law is luckily gone today, but it stuck around until 1967.

February 13, 1970

This one’s for the rockers among us. 1970 is known as the year of Heavy Metal and Friday the 13th is known by many music experts as the music genre’s unofficial birthdate. On February 13, 1970, Black Sabbath released their debut album by the same name, and created a whole new way to rock ‘n roll.

July 13, 1979

For some, staying in bed on Friday the 13th doesn’t seem to help. After a lot of bad luck from walking through glass doors to getting fired, Bob Renphrey made the decision to just stay in bed every Friday the 13th. However, the short respite in bad luck didn’t last, as a later Friday the 13th saw his wife fall down the stairs to (luckily) sustain minor injuries.

August 13, 1999

The famous horror-movie legend Alfred Hitchcock was born August 13, 1899 which was a… Sunday. So unfortunately he was just two days off from a very spooky birth date suited for The Master of Suspense. However, if the famous filmmaker had still been alive in 1999 he would have turned one hundred on Friday the 13th!

February 13, 2009

We all know the movie series Friday the 13th. What you might not know is that the 2009 version was actually released on Friday the 13th. And the main filming for the movie wrapped up on Friday June 13, 2008! Those are dates well suited for Jason and the unlucky campers at Camp Crystal Lake.

August 13, 2010

Thirteen came in threes in 2010. On Friday the 13th in August of that year a 13-year-old boy was struck by lightning at reportedly 1.13 pm, or 13:13. Luckily the boy was barely hurt and survived the whole ordeal with a really cool story.

November 13, 2015

Just a few years ago NASA and other space agencies reported that some mysterious debris from space was going to fall near Sri Lanka on Friday the 13th. True to form the unidentified space debris that scientists named WT1190F fell to the earth on Friday, November 13 and was reported to be approximately 1 by 3 meters when falling!

April 13, 2029

It’s not just past dates that get to grace this list. NASA has forecast that an asteroid known as Asteroid 99945 will zoom past earth in 2029 on Friday the 13th. The space rock is said to be set to pass our lovely home planet at just 18,000 miles away. That’s closer to earth than any of the satellites we’ve placed into orbit.

Every Friday The 13th

Several people feel extra unlucky on Friday the 13th and it shows! According to research done by Donald Dassey, the founder of the Phobia Institute, the world’s economy suffers a loss every Friday the 13th, up to a massive $900 million dollars! All because people are scared to work or travel on this date.

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