On This Day

Birthdays in History in March 1913

  • Mar 1 Helmut Gernsheim, German photographer, collector and historian, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Mar 2 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • Mar 3 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • Mar 6 David Bowman, trade unionist
  • Mar 9 Gerarda Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (Partij van de Arbeid), born in Rotterdam (d. 1982)
  • Mar 11 Thomas Gray, English professor & anaesthetist

Person of interestWilliam J. Casey

Mar 13 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

CIA Director William J. Casey
CIA Director
William J. Casey
  • Mar 13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Soviet writer and poet, born in Moscow (d. 2009) [NS]
  • Mar 13 Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
  • Mar 18 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/Rhine
  • Mar 18 William Hutchinson Murray, Scottish mountaineer and author, born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • Mar 18 Reinhard Hardegen, German U-Boat commander
  • Mar 21 George Ghita Ionescu, academic
  • Mar 21 Max Youngstein, American producer (United Artists), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Tom McCall, American politician, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
  • Mar 26 Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Mar 27 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer and an associate of Adolf Eichmann, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Mar 29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH), born in Garston, Liverpool (d. 2009)
  • Mar 29 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2000)
  • Mar 30 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre producer
  • Mar 30 Richard Helms, CIA head (1966-73)
  • Mar 30 Censu Tabone, President of Malta, (d. 2012)

About March 1913

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

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)