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)
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Resaca – the battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1923Robert Bellarmine, a Doctor of the Catholic Church, is beatified.
- 1950The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
- 1960Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Thirty-one students are arrested, and the Free Speech Movement is born.
- 1963The U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland is decided.
- 1969Race riots, later known as the May 13 Incident, take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 1972Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators lead to 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1024Hugh of Cluny, French saint (d. 1109)
- 1795Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)
- 1840Alphonse Daudet, French novelist (d. 1897)
- 1930José Jiménez Lozano, Spanish writer
- 1938Giuliano Amato, Italian politician
- 1949Zoë Wanamaker, English/American actress
- 1980Mau Marcelo, Filipino singer
- 1983Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player
- 1986Giuliana Marino, German glamour model
- 1988Casey Donovan, Australian singer
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