What Happened in January 1913

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Post office begins parcel post deliveries
  • Jan 1 8th Australasian Championships: James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish (3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5)
  • Jan 2 National Woman's Party forms

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Jan 2 Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jan 6 Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
  • Jan 7 William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
  • Jan 8 Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
  • Jan 11 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)

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Jan 12 After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the paper, Social Democrat

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 13 Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 16 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
  • Jan 17 Raymond PoincarĂ© elected president of France
  • Jan 18 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
  • Jan 19 Raymond PoincarĂ© installed as president of France
  • Jan 21 Aristide Briand forms French government for the 2nd time
  • Jan 23 The 'Young Turks' lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government

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Jan 24 Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished

Writer Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka

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Jan 26 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jan 29 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
  • Jan 30 UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
  • Jan 2 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
  • Jan 2 Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
  • Jan 2 Juanita E Jackson Mitchell, US head (NAACP)
  • Jan 2 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist
  • Jan 2 Anna Lee, Ightham, Kent, English actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley)
  • Jan 4 Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
  • Jan 6 Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
  • Jan 6 Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
  • Jan 6 Tom Brown, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • Jan 7 Shirley Ross, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 7 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Jan 8 Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter))
  • Jan 9 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
  • Jan 9 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist

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Jan 9 Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 10 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • Jan 10 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
  • Jan 10 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 13 Jeff Morrow, actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 14 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • Jan 15 Lloyd Bridges, San Leandro California, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
  • Jan 15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 15 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • Jan 17 Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
  • Jan 17 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
  • Jan 18 Danny Kaye, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 19 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
  • Jan 19 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • Jan 19 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
  • Jan 22 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
  • Jan 22 Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • Jan 24 Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
  • Jan 24 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 26 Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love & Marriage)
  • Jan 26 William Prince, Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • Jan 27 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • Jan 27 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • Jan 28 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • Jan 28 Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
  • Jan 29 Victor Mature, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jan 29 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • Jan 30 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)
  • Jan 30 Percy Thrower, English radio host

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Jan 31 Don Hutson, Pine Bluff Arkansas, first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers)

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • Jan 31 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
  • Jan 31 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, Fr meteorologist (stratosphere), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79
  • Jan 6 Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • Jan 7 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • Jan 13 Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • Jan 17 Carl Baermann, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 18 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
  • Jan 19 David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 22 Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Nazim Pasha, Turkey's PM, assassinated
  • Jan 24 Gustav Luders, composer, dies at 47