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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1373Julian of Norwich has visions which are later transcribed in her Revelations of Divine Love.
- 1497Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola.
- 1568Battle 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.
- 1648Construction of the Red Fort at Delhi is completed.
- 1941World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.
- 1951The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.
- 1952The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
- 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.
- 1996Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.
- 2008The Jaipur bombings in Rajasthan, India results in dozens of deaths.
Who were born on May 13?
- 1712Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (d. 1772)
- 1894Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, 2nd President of Iceland (d. 1972)
- 1912Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)
- 1914Joe Louis, American boxer (d. 1981)
- 1941Jody Conradt, American basketball coach
- 1945Sam Anderson, American actor
- 1965José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountaineer (d. 2006)
- 1966Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian entertainer
- 1976Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
- 1978Barry Zito, American baseball player
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