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Events of May 13th:

May 13th is the 133rd day of the year (134th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 13th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 13th:

1842 Sir Arthur Sullivan (composer - Gilbert and Sullivan)

1857 Sir Ronald Ross (doctor - researched Malaria)

Sir Ronald Ross

1907 Daphne+Du+Maurier (boxer)

1914 Joe Louis (boxer)

1913 Jim Jones (founder of the Peoples Temple)

1939 Harvey Keitel (actor)

1941 Richie Valens (singer, guitarist)

1949 Zoë Wanamaker (actress)

1950 Stevie Wonder (singer, musician)

Stevie Wonder

1956 Ravi Shankar (spiritual leader)

1963 Stephen Colbert (TV host, actor, comedian)

1966 Alison Goldfrapp (singer, musician, producer - Goldfrapp)

1969 Buckethead (musician, songwriter)

1983 Yaya Touré (soccer player)

1986 Robert Pattinson (actor, model, musician, producer)

May 13th in History:

1648 Construction of the Red Fort completed in Delhi, India.

1830 Ecuador becomes independent from Gran Columbia.

1846 US declares war on Mexico.

1861 Queen Victoria issues a proclamation of neutrality regarding Britain's position in the American Civil War.

Queen Victoria

1880 Thomas Alva Edison performs his first test of his electric railway.

Thomas Edison

1888 Brazil abolishes slavery.

1912 Britain establishes the Royal Flying Corps (forerunner of the Royal Air Force).

1913 Igor Sikorsky is the first person to pilot a 4-engined aircraft.

1940 British Prime Minster Winston Churchill, gives his "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" speech.

Winston Churchill

1950 First Formula One race held at Silverstone.

1981 Mehmet Ali Agca tries, and fails, to assassinate Pope John Paul II, in Rome.

Pope John Paul II

1989 Pro-democracy Chinese students occupy Tiananmen Square.

1994 Johnny Carson makes his last TV appearance, on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Johnny Carson David Letterman

May 13th is also:

Feast of Saint John the Silent (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Servatus (Catholicism)


People born on May 13th are Taurus


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