May 13: Day of the Week
May 13, 2018 was the 133rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1939The first commercial FM radio station in the United States is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.
- 1940Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the Nazi invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.
- 1950The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.
- 1952The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
- 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.
- 1967Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes the third President of India. He is the first Muslim President of the Indian Union. He holds this position until August 24, 1969.
- 1980An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.
- 1995A 33 years old British mother Alison Hargreaves, became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
Who were born on May 13?
- 1938Giuliano Amato, Italian politician
- 1940Bruce Chatwin, British writer (d. 1989)
- 1956Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Indian spiritual figure
- 1956Steve Blackwood, American actor and musician
- 1957Koji Suzuki, Japanese writer
- 1963Wally Masur, Australian tennis player
- 1965Tasmin Little, English violinist
- 1966Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish)
- 1985Iwan Rheon, Welsh stage/television actor and singer
- 1993Romelu Lukaku, Belgian footballer
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