On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1926

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist (Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Tommy Whittle, British jazz tenor saxophonist (Ted Heath; BBC Show Band), and bandleader, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • Walter "Killer" Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Canada (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
1926 Highlights

About October 13, 1926

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 95 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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