On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1913

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Polak, Dutch physician, communist and resistance fighter, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1993)

Person of interestJesse Owens

Jesse Owens, American athlete (4 Olympic gold 1936), born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, born in Foochow, China (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies