On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1930

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory

Famous Birthdays

  • Blue [Richard Allen] Mitchell, American jazz musician (Riverside, Blue Note), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1979)
  • Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), born in South Gate, California (d. 2018)
  • Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer, born in West Plains, Missouri
  • Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, American writer (Revolt of Mother), dies at 77