On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday

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