On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1912

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBen Hogan

Ben Hogan, American golfer (9-time major title winner; US masters 1951, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter and monument artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1992)
  • Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1969), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
  • Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, dies of cancer at 73
1912 Highlights

About August 13, 1912

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo