What Happened on April 4, 1913

Historical Events

  • 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland wins aboard 100/9 chance Covertcoat; owner Sir Charles Assheton-Smith's 2nd straight GN victory and 3rd overall
  • Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Brown, Australian rugby league centre (9 Tests, 19 games NSW; Eastern Suburbs, Warrington; RL "Immortal") and coach (Eastern Suburbs), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Frances Langford, American singer (I'm In The Mood For Love), entertainer (Armed Forces Hour; USO tours), actress (All-American Co-Ed; Born To Dance), and philanthropist, born in Hernando, Florida (d. 2005)
  • Jerome Weidman, American writer (Tenderloin), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jules L├ęger, Canadian diplomat and Governor General of Canada, born in Saint-Anicet, Quebec (d. 1980)

Muddy Waters (1913-1983)

American blues guitarist ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi

  • Rosemary Lane, American actress (An Angel from Texas, 4 Mothers, Harvest Melody), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1974)
Born in 1913

About April 4, 1913

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 110 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries