On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1913

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Alfred Carlton Gilbert's patent for the Erector Set is issued, it becomes one of the most popular toys of all time


Famous Birthdays


Person of interestWalter Kerr

Walter Kerr, American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)

Actor and Theatre Critic Walter Kerr
Actor and Theatre Critic
Walter Kerr

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), dies at 32
1913 Highlights

About July 8, 1913

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer