On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1906

Historical Events

  • Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama

Famous Birthdays

  • Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer ("The Eel"; "Zen Is When"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)

Person of interestSamuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett

1906 Highlights

About April 13, 1906

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries