What happened this day in history May 13

What are the important events that happened on May 13? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 13: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 30, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,652,400,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 254 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,430 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 13 Historical Events

  • 1923
    Robert Bellarmine, a Doctor of the Catholic Church, is beatified.
  • 1951
    The 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.
  • 1952
    The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
  • 1954
    The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
  • 1963
    The U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland is decided.
  • 1967
    Dr. 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.
  • 1972
    Faulty 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.
  • 1992
    Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People’s Republic of China.
  • 1994
    Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
  • 2006
    2006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.

Who were born on May 13?

  • 1717
    Queen Maria Theresa of Hungary and Bohemia, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1780)
  • 1918
    T. Balasaraswati, Indian Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
  • 1922
    Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1941
    Jody Conradt, American basketball coach
  • 1946
    Waneta Hoyt, American convicted serial killer (d. 1998)
  • 1957
    Koji Suzuki, Japanese writer
  • 1969
    Buckethead, American musician
  • 1977
    Robby Hammock, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Oguchi Onyewu, American footballer
  • 1987
    Carrie Prejean, American beauty pageant contestant

Who died on May 13?

  • 1832
    Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)
  • 1921
    Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • 1930
    Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1938
    Charles Edouard Guillaume, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1963
    Alois Hudal, Austrian-born Catholic bishop who assisted Nazi war criminals in escaping (b. 1885)
  • 1992
    F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Clinton Davis, American artist (b. 1918)
  • 2005
    George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait (b. 1930)
  • 2009
    Achille Compagnoni, Italian mountaineer (b. 1914)

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