On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1922

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15
  • World record temperature of 136.4°F (58°C) in El Aziziyah, Libya, in the shade (invalidated 2012 by the World Meteorological Organization)

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), born in Ichocan, Cajamarca, Peru (d. 2008)