On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1913

Historical Events

  • William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), born in Essex, England (d. 1984)
  • Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), born in Demorest, Georgia (d. 1993)
  • Shirley Ross [Bernice Maude Gaunt], American actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm, Waikiki Wedding), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
1913 Highlights

About January 7, 1913

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn