On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
  • W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara-Rose Collins, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Paul Sorvino, American actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestSeamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1995)