On This Day

Birthdays in History in August 1913

  • Aug 4 Robert Hayden, African-American poet (Those Winter Sundays), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1980)
  • Aug 8 Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
  • Aug 8 Robert Stafford, American politician (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88), born in Rutland, Vermont (d. 2006)
  • Aug 9 Herman Talmadge, American politician (70th Governor of Georgia), born in McRae, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • Aug 11 Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)
  • Aug 13 Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, born in Winchester, England (d. 1999)
  • Aug 13 Makarios III [Michail Moeskos], Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, born in Panayia, Paphos, Cyprus (d. 1977)

Person of interestMenachem Begin

Aug 16 Menachem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel (1977-80, 81-83) and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Brest, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1992)

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Aug 17 Mark Felt, American FBI official and Watergate secret informant known as "Deep Throat", born in Twin Falls, Idaho (d. 2008)
  • Aug 19 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)
  • Aug 19 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
  • Aug 21 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, born in Yaroslavl (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, born in Marina di Pisa, Italy (d. 1993)
  • Aug 22 Robert Martineau, British bishop of Blackburn (d. 1999)
  • Aug 23 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
  • Aug 25 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Aug 26 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
  • Aug 27 Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID, born in Ashton Upon Mersey, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 27 Donald M. MacKinnon, Scottish philosopher, born in Oban, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Aug 27 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • Aug 28 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • Aug 28 John Terence Reese, British bridge master, born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 30 Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologist, born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China (d. 2007)
  • Aug 31 Michiel P Gorsira, 1st Dutch Antillean in charge of Curacao (1951-67)
  • Aug 31 Sir Bernard Lovell, English radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, born in Oldland Common, Bristol (d. 2012)

About August 1913

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22), Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)