May 13: Day of the Week
May 13, 2019 was the 133rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1648Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
- 1830Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
- 1909The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.
- 1941World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
- 19481948 Arab-Israeli War: the Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.
- 1950The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
- 1995A 33 years old British mother Alison Hargreaves, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
- 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.
- 2005The Binh Bridge opens to traffic in Hai Phong, Vietnam.
- 2008The Jaipur bombings in Rajasthan, India results in dozens of deaths.
Who were born on May 13?
- 1822Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (d. 1902)
- 1856Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)
- 1895Nandor Fodor, Hungarian-born psychologist and parapsychologist (d. 1964)
- 1898Justin/Giustino Tuveri, Italian World War I veteran (d. 2007)
- 1923Red Garland, American hard bop jazz pianist (d.1984)
- 1934Leon Wagner, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- 1961Dennis Rodman, American basketball player and actor
- 1977Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer
- 1978Mike Bibby, American basketball player
- 1978Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
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