Who was born in 1913?
Let’s light one hundred candles and celebrate the centennial birthdays of these famous people who were born in 1913. Read about their fascinating lives in a book or one of our online resources.
Richard M. Nixon (b January 9, 1913, d April 22, 1994.) The 37th president of the United States was a complicated man whose accomplishments are overshadowed by his astounding fall from power.
Rosa Parks (b February 14, 1913, d October 24, 2005.) Physically a tiny woman, her refusal to surrender her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Al. to a white man had a huge effect – it precipitated the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped spark the nationwide civil rights movement.
Robert Capa (b October 22, 1914, d May 25, 1954) The photographer of iconic images from the midst of the D-Day invasion and the Spanish Civil War.
Hedy Lamarr (b November 9, 1913, d January 19, 2000) Best known for her beauty, she was also a lifelong inventor. In 1942 she co-patented a frequency hopping device that is now used in satellite and wirelss technology.
Harrison Vernon Chase (b August 17, 1913, d February 6, 2000) Cofounder of Chase’s Annual Events, where you can find many amazing and important events for each day of the year.