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Saturday May 13, 2023

May 13: Day of the Week

May 13, 2023 was the 133rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2023

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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.

May 13 Historical Event(s)

  • 1568
    Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.
  • 1619
    Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason.
  • 1648
    Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
  • 1830
    Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
  • 1880
    In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway.
  • 1912
    The Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom.
  • 1950
    The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
  • 1958
    The trade mark Velcro is registered.
  • 1994
    Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
  • 1998
    India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

Who were born on May 13?

  • 1795
    Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)
  • 1904
    Louis Duffus, South African cricketer (d. 1984)
  • 1918
    T. Balasaraswati, Indian Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
  • 1922
    Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1924
    Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • 1943
    Mary Wells, American singer (d. 1992)
  • 1950
    Danny Kirwan, British musician (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1952
    John Kasich, American politician and political commentator
  • 1974
    Brian Geraghty, American actor
  • 1977
    Neil Hopkins, American actor

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