On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1912

Famous Birthdays

Ben Hogan

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

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 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 for medicine 1969 genetic structure of viruses), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1991)
  • “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Pima-American jazz trombonist (Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong), and composer ("Wounded Knee Chant"), born in the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

Jules Massenet

Jules Massenet, French opera composer (Werther; Manon), dies of abdominal cancer at 70

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet
  • 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? 109 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo