On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1913

Historical Events

  • Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley of Sheffield, England

A Royal Fantasy!

Otto Witte, German acrobat and fantasist, is purportedly crowned King of Albania

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, born in Winchester, England (d. 1999)
  • Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, born in Vitebsk, Belarus (d. 2003)
  • Anna Mae Winburn, African American singer and band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Port Royal, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • Francisco Escudero, Basque composer, born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain (d. 2002)
  • John Facenda, American sportscaster (NFL Action), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Ladislav Holoubek, Slovak conductor (Košice Opera, 1966-81), and composer (Rodina), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1994)
  • Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • Makarios III [Michail Moeskos], Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, born in Panayia, Paphos, Cyprus (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • August Bebel, German politician, leading social-democrat, dies at 73
1913 Highlights

About August 13, 1913

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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