What Happened in August 1913

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Wheatland Hop Riot on a California farm, 4 die in one of the first farm labour disputes
  • Aug 8 Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia
  • Aug 10 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses

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Aug 13 Otto Witte, a German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
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  • Aug 13 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, Sheffield, England
  • Aug 16 Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.
  • Aug 19 Frenchman Adolphe Célestin Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe
  • Aug 20 1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud, France)
  • Aug 20 Piotr Nesterow 1st flight (Kiev Ukraine)
  • Aug 26 33rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats R. Norris Williams (6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Aug 27 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
  • Aug 27 Lt Pyotr Nesterov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)
  • Aug 28 Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace in The Hague
  • Aug 29 Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government
  • Aug 30 Phillies lead Giants 8-6 in top of 9th, fans in bleachers try to distract Giants, Umpire forefeits game to Giants, later overruled
  • Aug 31 Soccer club PSV forms in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Aug 31 Massive protest rally on Sackville Street attacked by the Dublin Metropolitan Police; two strikers killed by the police

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1983)
  • Aug 3 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1996)
  • Aug 4 Robert Hayden, African-American poet (Those Winter Sundays), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1980)
  • Aug 7 George Van Eps, American seven-string jazz guitarist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Aug 8 Axel Stordahl, American arranger & orchestra leader (Frank Sinatra Show), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1963)
  • Aug 8 Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
  • Aug 8 Robert T Stafford, (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88)
  • Aug 9 Harry Mills, American baritone singer (Mills Brothers - Paper Doll), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)
  • Aug 10 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 10 Steven Nagy, bowler, 1st to bowl 300 on TV (1954)
  • Aug 11 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • Aug 11 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (Passport to Pimlico, Tot Coq), born in Montréal, Québec, Canada (d. 1976)
  • Aug 11 Bob Scheffing, American professional baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
  • Aug 12 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Aug 13 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2003)
  • Aug 13 Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)
  • Aug 13 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • Aug 13 Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, born in Winchester, England (d. 1999)
  • Aug 13 Makarios III [Michail Moeskos], Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, born in Panayia, Paphos, Cyprus (d. 1977)
  • Aug 13 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Aug 14 Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
  • Aug 14 Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)

Person of interestMenachem Begin

Aug 16 Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister (1977-83, Nobel 1978), born in Brest, Belarus (d. 1992)

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Aug 17 W. Mark Felt, American FBI official and Watergate secret informant known as "Deep Throat"
  • Aug 17 Rudy York, American baseball player (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (d. 1989)
  • Aug 19 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)
  • Aug 19 Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Aug 19 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1946)
  • Aug 21 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), born in Wembley, England (d. 1994)
  • Aug 21 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, born in Yaroslavl (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1987)
  • Aug 22 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, born in Marina di Pisa, Italy (d. 1993)
  • Aug 22 Robert Martineau, British bishop of Blackburn (d. 1999)
  • Aug 23 Bob Crosby, American jazz singer and bandleader (Bob-Cats), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993)
  • Aug 23 Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, Venezuelan musician and composer, born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela (d. 1993)
  • Aug 23 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
  • Aug 24 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • Aug 25 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Aug 25 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1993)
  • Aug 26 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
  • Aug 27 Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID, born in Ashton Upon Mersey, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 27 Donald M. MacKinnon, Scottish philosopher, born in Oban, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Aug 27 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • Aug 28 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • Aug 28 John Terence Reese, British bridge master, born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • Aug 29 Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder, Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • Aug 30 Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologist, born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China (d. 2007)
  • Aug 31 Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67)
  • Aug 31 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, born in Oldland Common, Bristol (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 7 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
  • Aug 14 Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (automatic dishwasher), dies of a stroke at 74