On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1913 (Part 2)

  • Sep 28 Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
  • 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)
  • Nov 2 Ivor Roberts-Jones, British sculptor (known for sculpted heads of Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas), born in Oswestry, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestAlbert Camus

Nov 7 Albert Camus, French author (The Just-Nobel 1957), born in Dréan, Algeria (d. 1960)

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Nov 9 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Nov 10 Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • Nov 13 Lon Nol, Cambodian politician, 7th President of the Khmer Republic (1972-75), born in Kampong Leav, Prey Veng, Cambodia (d. 1985)
  • Nov 15 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 22 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)
  • Nov 25 Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)
  • Nov 27 Frances Swem Anderson, American technologist (nuclear medicine), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Nov 28 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2000)
  • Dec 3 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish politician and resistance fighter, born in Diest, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • Dec 4 Robert Adler, Austrian-American inventor (remote control for television), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • Dec 8 Delmore Schwartz, American poet, short story writer and critic (Shenandoah), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1966)
  • Dec 8 Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Sun Song), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • Dec 13 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian and director of British Museum (1974-76), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 15 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (The Book of the Dead), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Dec 15 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • Dec 18 Alfred Bester, American sci-fi author (Decievers, Starlight)

Person of interestWilly Brandt

Dec 18 Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1992)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Dec 22 Anthony Barber Doncaster, English bookseller, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Henri Nannen, journalist

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

Dec 27 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Dec 29 Laurence Gower, English lawyer & academic, born in Forest Gate, London (d. 1997)
  • Dec 30 Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)