On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1937

Historical Events

  • "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
  • Boston Redskins receive approval from NFL to move to Washington, D.C; to share baseball's Griffith Stadium with first Washington Senators of the American League
  • Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer, born in Omdurman, Sudan (d. 1992)
  • Angelo Mosca, American football defensive tackle (CFL All Star 1963, 70 Hamilton Tiger-Cats), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Sigmund Jaehn, German cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29), born in Muldenhammer, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
1937 Highlights

About February 13, 1937

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius