On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1916

Historical Events

  • 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
  • 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
  • Lafayette Escadrille, an American air force unit under French command comprised of volunteers to fight for France, see first combat at the Battle of Verdun

Famous Deaths

  • Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), dies of tuberculosis at 57
1916 Highlights

About May 13, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus