What Happened in April 1913

Historical Events

  • Apr 3 British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail
  • Apr 4 The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
  • Apr 4 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Covertcoat wins
  • Apr 8 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
  • Apr 8 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
  • Apr 9 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 10 During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
  • Apr 14 Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
  • Apr 16 The Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved
  • Apr 19 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
  • Apr 21 German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
  • Apr 22 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
  • Apr 24 Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened - world's tallest building at the time
  • Apr 26 Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 F H Tate, vice-CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • Apr 3 George Barati, composer
  • Apr 3 Per Borten, Premier of Norway (d. 2005)
  • Apr 4 Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)
  • Apr 4 Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
  • Apr 4 Rosemary Lane, Indianola IA, actress (4 Mothers, Harvest Melody)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 4 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Apr 4 Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • Apr 5 Alan Cheales, dominican priest
  • Apr 7 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 H Ernst, bishop (Breda Neth)
  • Apr 10 Stefan Heym, German/US author (Crusaders, Family Benda)
  • Apr 11 Oleg Cassini, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 12 Gabor Jodal, Romanian composer, born in Székelyudvarhely (d. 1989)
  • Apr 12 Keiko Fukuda, martial artist, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Bernard Chacksfield, Air Vice-Marshal
  • Apr 13 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • Apr 14 Everhard van Royen, Dutch flautist/founder (Alma musica)
  • Apr 14 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • Apr 14 John Howard, actor (Dave-My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Constance Shacklock, opera singer
  • Apr 16 Les Tremayne, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England
  • Apr 16 Lord Aberconway, CEO (John Brown & Co)
  • Apr 17 Paul Langton, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place)
  • Apr 17 Richard Travis, American actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • Apr 18 Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video)
  • Apr 18 Kent Wheeler Kennan, composer
  • Apr 18 Milos Sokola, composer
  • Apr 18 Susan Bosence, textile designer
  • Apr 19 Cyril English, British educator
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, WI, actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie)
  • Apr 21 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)
  • Apr 21 Kai-Uwe von Hassel, German politician
  • Apr 21 Norman Parkinson, English fashion photographer (Harper's Bazaar), born in London (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 Jan Meyerowitz, composer
  • Apr 25 Earl Bostic, alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Apr 25 Russ Conway, Brandon Manitoba, actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye)
  • Apr 27 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
  • Apr 29 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist
  • Apr 29 Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster
  • Apr 30 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general (ITA)
  • Apr 30 Edith Fowke, folklorist

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9 US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday
  • Apr 14 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68