On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1913

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

MLB Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St NYC
  • The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line

Famous Birthdays

  • Silvio Piola, Italian soccer striker (34 caps, 30 goals; Lazio), born in Robbio Lomellina, Pavia
  • Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Person of interestTrevor Howard

Trevor Howard, English actor in over 70 films (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), born in Kent, England (d. 1988)


Famous Deaths


Person of interestRudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel, German engineer (invented the diesel engine), disappears aboard the ship Dresden in the English Channel at 55

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel

1913 Highlights

About September 29, 1913

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra