May 13: Day of the Week
May 13, 2019 is the 133rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 13 Historical Event(s)
- 1888With the passage of the Lei Áurea (“Golden Law”), Brazil abolishes slavery.
- 1923Robert Bellarmine, a Doctor of the Catholic Church, is beatified.
- 1943World War II: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.
- 1969Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 1981Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives.
- 1992Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People’s Republic of China.
- 1994Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
- 1998India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
- 2000In Enschede, Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
- 20062006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
Who were born on May 13?
- 1898Justin/Giustino Tuveri, Italian World War I veteran (d. 2007)
- 1923Red Garland, American hard bop jazz pianist (d.1984)
- 1937Roger Zelazny, American author (d. 1995)
- 1963Wally Masur, Australian tennis player
- 1977Neil Hopkins, American actor
- 1978Barry Zito, American baseball player
- 1978Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
- 1986Robert Pattinson, English actor, musician and model
- 1993Debby Ryan, American actress
- 1993Romelu Lukaku, Belgian footballer
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