On This Day

Birthdays in History in February 1913

  • Feb 1 Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot

Person of interestRosa Parks

Feb 4 Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, born in Tuskegee, Alabama (d. 2005)

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks

Person of interestMary Leakey

Feb 6 Mary Leakey, British paleoanthropologist, discovered earliest human footprints ((3.6 million years old), born in London (d. 1996)

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • Feb 8 John Grandy, Brits RAF-marshal
  • Feb 10 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, Norwegian historian, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, grandson of Emperor Pedro I
  • Feb 13 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant
  • Feb 13 Guiseppe Dossetti, politician/priest
  • Feb 14 Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
  • Feb 14 James Pike, American bishop (Beyond Anxiety), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Feb 14 Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
  • Feb 15 Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
  • Feb 18 Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
  • Feb 20 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 21 Glenn M Anderson, (Rep-D-CA, 1969- )
  • Feb 23 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 24 Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist
  • Feb 26 George Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini), born in Loughton, England (d. 1991)
  • Feb 26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • Feb 27 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
  • Feb 27 Irwin Shaw, American novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • Feb 27 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)

About February 1913

How Old? 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 1 - Feb 5), Ox (Feb 6 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)