The Barisan Sosialis (Barisan) is a defunct Singapore political party that was officially registered on 13 August 1961.



Seven officers from the Internal Security department (ISD) raided the offices of Business Times (BT) on 13 August 1992 after the latter had published vital economic figures deemed to be sensitive. After questioning and further investigations, the ISD brought the matter to court. BT was fined for having breached the Official Secrets Act.






Joseph Schooling, 21-year-old, won Singapore's first-ever Olympic gold medal for the 100m butterfly event at Rio 2016 on 13 August 2016. He touched the wall in 50.39s, smashing the Olympic Games record of 50.58s set by Phelps at Beijing 2008. Silver finish of 51.14s was shared by USA Michael Phelps, South Africa's Chad le Clos and Hungarian Laszlo Cseh.