On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1913

Historical Events

  • 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
  • Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Delvaux, Belgian composer (Symphonia Burlesca), born in Louvain, Belgium (d. 2007)
  • Jimmy Shirley, American jazz and R&B electric guitarist, and early proponent of the Vibrola vibrato arm ("whammy bar"), born on Union, South Carolina (d. 1989)
  • Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
1913 Highlights

About May 31, 1913

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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