On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1911

Famous Birthdays

  • Buzz Borries, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Navy 1932–34), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1969)

Person of interestKenneth Patchen

Kenneth Patchen, American poet and novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), born in Niles, Ohio (d. 1972)

Poet and Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet and Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, born in Skedsmo, Norway (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), dies of alcoholism at 33
1911 Highlights

About December 13, 1911

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius