What Happened on August 13, 1926

Day of the Week: Friday

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


Person of interestFidel Castro

Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), born in BirĂ¡n, Holguin Province (d. 2016)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel