On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1931

Historical Events

  • Paul Doumer elected president of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Eileen Diss, theatrical designer (August, Secret Places, Betrayal)

Person of interestJim Jones

Jim Jones, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre), born in Randolph County, Indiana (d. 1978)

Founder of the Peoples Temple Cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple Cult
Jim Jones
  • Sydney Lipworth, CEO (Monopolies & Mergers Commission)
  • William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)

Famous Deaths

  • Josif Marinković, Serbian composer, dies at 79
1931 Highlights

About May 13, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus