What Happened on July 8, 1913

Historical Events

Historic 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

  • Caitlin Thomas (née Macnamara), British author (Leftover Life to Kill) and the wife of the poet and writer Dylan Thomas, born in Hammersmith, London, England (d. 1994)

Walter Kerr (1913-1996)

American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, born in Evanston, Illinois

Born in 1913

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? 110 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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