What Happened in August 1913

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Wheatland Hop Riot on a California farm, 4 die in one of the first farm labour disputes
  • Aug 8 Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia
  • Aug 10 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
  • Aug 13 Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
  • Aug 13 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, Sheffield, England
  • Aug 16 Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.
  • Aug 19 Frenchman Adolphe Célestin Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe
  • Aug 20 1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud, France)
  • Aug 20 Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)
  • Aug 26 33rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams (6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Aug 27 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
  • Aug 27 Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
  • Aug 28 Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace in The Hague
  • Aug 29 Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government
  • Aug 30 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
  • Aug 31 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Aug 31 Massive protest rally on Sackville Street attacked by the Dublin Metropolitan Police; two strikers killed by the police

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Jerome Moross, composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 3 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-born television comedy writer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Wesley Addy, actor (Bostonians, Loving), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Aug 4 Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980)
  • Aug 5 Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
  • Aug 7 George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 8 Axel Stordahl, orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Aug 8 Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
  • Aug 8 Robert T Stafford, (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88)
  • Aug 9 Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)
  • Aug 9 Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)
  • Aug 10 Noah Beery Jr, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 10 Steven Nagy, bowler, 1st to bowl 300 on TV (1954)
  • Aug 11 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • Aug 11 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • Aug 11 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • Aug 12 Kurt Kaszner, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 13 Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
  • Aug 13 Francisco Escudero, composer
  • Aug 13 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent
  • Aug 13 Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)
  • Aug 13 Makarios III, [Michail Moeskos], archbishop/president Cyprus
  • Aug 13 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Aug 14 Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
  • Aug 14 Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 16 Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister (1977-83, Nobel 1978), born in Brest, Belarus (d. 1992)

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Aug 17 W. Mark Felt, American FBI official and Watergate secret informant known as "Deep Throat"
  • Aug 17 Rudy York, American baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
  • Aug 19 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)
  • Aug 19 Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Aug 19 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
  • Aug 20 Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
  • Aug 21 Cornelius Johnson, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 21 Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster)
  • Aug 21 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, born in Yaroslavl (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 Robert Schollum, composer
  • Aug 22 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • Aug 22 Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
  • Aug 23 Bob Crosby, Bing's brother, orchestra leader (Bob Crosby Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Aug 23 Luis-Felipe Ramon y Rivera, composer
  • Aug 23 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
  • Aug 24 Dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Walt Kelly, cartoonist, creator (Pogo)
  • Aug 25 Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
  • Aug 26 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
  • Aug 27 Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID
  • Aug 27 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher
  • Aug 27 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • Aug 28 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • Aug 28 John Terence Reese, bridge master
  • Aug 28 Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman)
  • Aug 28 Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], Tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 29 Len Butterfield, cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test)
  • Aug 30 Allan David, actor/director/producer (Cry of the Children)
  • Aug 30 Thomas Torrance, theologist
  • Aug 31 Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67)
  • Aug 31 Sir Bernard Lovell, Bristol England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 7 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
  • Aug 14 Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (automatic dishwasher), dies of a stroke at 74