On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1913

Historical Events

  • Frenchman Adolphe Célestin Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
  • Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Walter B. Jones Snr., American politician (Rep-D-North Carolina 1966-92), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1992)
1913 Highlights

About August 19, 1913

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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