May 13: Day of the Week
May 13, 2021 is the 133rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1779War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel).
- 1780The Cumberland Compact is signed by leaders of the settlers in early Tennessee.
- 1861The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
- 1909The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.
- 1952The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
- 1954The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
- 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.
- 20062006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
- 2008The Jaipur bombings in Rajasthan, India results in dozens of deaths.
Who were born on May 13?
- 1881Lima Barreto, Brazilian author (d. 1922)
- 1898Justin/Giustino Tuveri, Italian World War I veteran (d. 2007)
- 1930Mike Gravel, American politician
- 1937Trevor Baylis, English inventor
- 1941Joe Brown, British singer
- 1947Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
- 1957Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director and producer
- 1979Michael Madden, American musician (Maroon 5)
- 1981Sunny Leone, Canadian/American pornographic actress
- 1985Travis Zajac, Canadian ice hockey player
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