February 13: Day of the Week
February 13, 2017 was the 44th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 321 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1668Spain recognizes Portugal as an independent nation.
- 1867Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
- 1894Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector.
- 1920The Negro National League is formed.
- 1945New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1945World War II: The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of German and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
- 1960Black college students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 1970Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.
- 1971Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
- 2011For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.
Who were born on February 13?
- 1920Eileen Farrell, American opera soprano (d. 2002)
- 1924Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (d. 2006)
- 1934George Segal, American actor
- 1944Bo Svenson, Swedish-born actor
- 1944Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)
- 1956Liam Brady, Irish footballer
- 1975Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician
- 1981Matías Agüero, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
- 1988Fuat Kalkan, Turkish footballer
- 1990Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
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