On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1919

Historical Events

  • American thoroughbred racehorse Man o' War's only defeat in 21 start career; Upset wins Sanford Memorial Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

Famous Birthdays

  • (Robert) "Baby Boy" Warren, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Lake Providence, Louisiana (d. 1977)
  • George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist, and composer ("Lullaby of Birdland"), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2007)
1919 Highlights

About August 13, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo