What Happened on August 13, 1926

Historical Events

  • Enrique Tirabocchi of Argentina becomes the first to swim the English Channel from France to England (record 16 hours 33 minutes)

Famous Birthdays

Fidel CastroFidel Castro (1926-2016)

Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), born in BirĂ¡n, Holguin Province

Famous Weddings

Stan Laurel

Comedian Stan Laurel (36) marries 1st wife actress Lois Neilson (30)

1926 Highlights

About August 13, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo