March 13: Day of the Week
March 13, 2019 was the 72nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 293 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1809Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is deposed in a coup d'état.
- 1845Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto receives its première performance in Leipzig with Ferdinand David as soloist.
- 1920The Kapp Putsch briefly ousts the Weimar Republic government from Berlin.
- 1933Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a “bank holiday”.
- 1943World War II: In Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700.
- 1957Cuban student revolutionaries storm the presidential palace in Havana in a failed attempt on the life of President Fulgencio Batista.
- 1964American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module.
- 1991The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
- 1997India’s Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
Who were born on March 13?
- 1615Pope Innocent XII (d. 1700)
- 1720Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)
- 1733Joseph Priestley, English scientist and minister (d. 1804)
- 1815James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)
- 1886Home Run Baker, Hall of Fame third baseman (d.1963)
- 1925Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer
- 1964Will Clark, American baseball player
- 1973Edgar Davids, Dutch footballer
- 1984Yuuka Nanri, Japanese seiyū
- 1991Lê Quang Liêm, Vietnamese chess player.
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