On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1913

Famous Birthdays

  • (Louis) "Grandpa" Jones, American country music singer and banjo wizard (Hee-Haw), born in Niagra, Kentucky (d. 1998)
  • Angelo Ephrikian, Armenian-Italian composer, born in Treviso, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Barney Phillips [Bernard Philip Ofner], American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel David Palmer, Canadian founder of chiropractic (1897 Palmer School of Chiropractic), dies of typhoid fever at 68
  • Leander Schlegel, Dutch composer, dies at 69
1913 Highlights

About October 20, 1913

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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