On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1913

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Indian Inquiry Commission, also known as the Solomon Commission, commences its sittings in Pretoria

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Bester, American sci-fi author (Decievers, Starlight)
  • Donald Phillips, British pianist and composer (Spanish Fiesta, Concerto In Jazz), born in Dalston, London (d. 1994)
  • Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • Saburo Takata, Japanese composer, born in Nagoya (d. 2000)

Person of interestWilly Brandt

Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), born in L├╝beck, Germany (d. 1992)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt