On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1944

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Diplomatic relations are established between New Zealand and the Soviet Union
  • South Carolina rejects black suffrage
  • Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime for a 4-0 series sweep; Canadiens' first SC triumph since 1931
  • Transport #71 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things), born in Durham, England (d. 2001)
  • Charles Burnett, American director (When it Rains, Glass Shield), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Jack Casady, American rock bassist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Susan Davis, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 86
  • Paul Hazard [Paul-Gustave-Marie-Camille Hazard], French critic and literature historian, dies at 65