On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1917

Historical Events

  • 70,000 people gather to see 'Miracle of the Sun', solar visions reportedly by the Virgin Mary in F├ítima, Portugal after prophecies by local children
  • Soviets accept establishment of Petrograd Military

Famous Birthdays

  • Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)

Famous Deaths

  • Florence La Badie, American silent film actress, dies of injuries from automobile accident at 29
1917 Highlights

About October 13, 1917

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra