On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1913

  • Oct 2 Vivian Ridler, British scholar and printer (Oxford University), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2009)
  • Oct 4 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian
  • Oct 5 William Lehman, American politician, born in Selma, Alabama (d. 2005)
  • Oct 5 Eugene B. Fluckey, American Navy submariner, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • Oct 6 Meret Oppenheim, writer
  • Oct 7 Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist (Het Parool, Kinks)
  • Oct 10 Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), born in Tananarive, Madagascar (d. 2005)
  • Oct 11 J.J. Pickle, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1963-95), born in Big Spring, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Frances Tustin, English child psychologist, born in Darlington, England (d. 1994)
  • Oct 18 Robert Gilruth, American aviation and space pioneer (d. 2000)
  • Oct 19 Jean Urruty, French Jai-Alai champion
  • Oct 19 Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Le ragazze di San Frediano)

Person of interestBảo Đại

Oct 22 Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor and chief of state (Annam 1926-1945; State of Vietnam, 1949-1955), born in Hue, French Indochina

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • Oct 22 Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)

Person of interestRobert Capa

Oct 22 Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Photojournalist
Robert Capa

Person of interestKlaus Barbie

Oct 25 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), born in Godesberg, German Empire (d. 1991)

Gestapo Chief Klaus Barbie
Gestapo Chief
Klaus Barbie
  • Oct 26 Stuart J. Byrne, American sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Oct 27 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, born near Lodge Grass, Montana (d. 2013)

About October 1913

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

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)