On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1942

Historical Events

  • Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight
  • Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Douglas, Scottish jazz guitarist, born in Gifford, East Lothian
  • Vladimir A Dzhanibekov, USSR, cosmo (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13)

Famous Deaths

  • Hyam Greenbaum, British violinist, composer and conductor of the 1st TV orchestra (BBC), dies of alcohol-related problems at 41
1942 Highlights

About May 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus