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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 13 is the 133th
(hundredth – thirtieth third) day of the year.

There are 232 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Only a few prefer freedom; most men are looking for nothing but good masters.

— Salustio
Roman historian (died May 13, 34 BC).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 13 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 461: the battle of Cartagena takes place, between the Roman army and the Vandal, in the context of the attempts of the Majorian Emperor to reconquer the lost Roman territories.
  • 1275: in Spain, the troops of the Moroccan Sultan Abu Yusuf Yaqub II disembark in Tarifa (Cádiz), thus beginning the so-called War of the Strait, fought against the Castilian king Alfonso X.
  • 1515: in Greenwich (England) the queen Maria Tudor and the aristocrat Charles Brandon marry.
  • 1570: in Spain, the Peace of the Alpujarras is signed, between Don Juan de Austria and the Moorish captain El Habaqui, in the Las Paces farmhouse, formerly called Cortijo de Hadid, located in the Sierra Nevada, belonging to the town of Benecid, province of Almería.
  • 1619: in The Hague, statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed after being sentenced for treason.
  • 1641: near Tarragona (Spain) the battle of Constantí is fought within the framework of the War of the Reapers.
  • 1647: in Santiago de Chile at 22:30 (local time) the “Great Earthquake” occurs, the strongest earthquake (8.5 degrees on the Richter scale) that devastated the capital of the Kingdom of Chile. The movement removes the crown of thorns from the Cristo de Mayo. In addition, it also generates a tsunami and leaves between 1,000 and 2,000 dead.
  • 1648: Construction of the Red Fort in Delhi is completed.
  • 1779: War of the Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators negotiate the end of the war in the Treaty of Teschen. Austria will receive part of the territory that had been stolen from it (the Innviertel).
  • 1787: Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England with a fleet of eleven ships full of convicts to establish Australia’s first convict colony.
  • 1799: Salvador del Muro and Salazar, captain general of the island of Cuba, arrived from La Coruña (Spain).
  • 1804; Forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli from Tripoli retake Derna.
  • 1810: in Victoria (Argentina) the first mass is celebrated in the oratory dedicated to the Basque Virgin of Aránzazu (from Guipúzcoa). Founding landmark of the city.
  • 1810: in Spain, the French troops commanded by Marshal Louis Gabriel Suchet initiate the siege of Lleida.
  • 1829: slavery is officially abolished in Brazil.
  • 1830: Ecuador becomes independent from Gran Colombia.
  • 1844: in Miyaneh (Iran), at 7:00 p.m. (local time), an earthquake measuring 6.9 degrees on the Richter scale (an intensity I = 9) occurred, leaving “many, many” dead.
  • 1844: in Spain, Queen Elizabeth II founded the Civil Guard by royal decree.
  • 1846: The United States invades Mexico – within the framework of the US intervention in Mexico – and in four years of war it takes away the regions of Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico, among others.
  • 1848: Maamme, the Finnish national anthem, is performed for the first time.
  • 1861: in the framework of the American Civil War: Victoria (Queen of the British Empire) proclaims the “neutrality” of Great Britain and recognizes the rights of the separatist states.
  • 1861: in New South Wales (Australia), John Tebbutt discovers the Great Comet of 1861.
  • 1861: Pakistan inaugurates its first railway line, between Karachi and Kotri.
  • 1880: in Menlo Park (New Jersey), the American inventor Thomas Edison performs his first power line test.
  • 1888: slavery is prohibited in Brazil.
  • 1895: in El Jobito (Oriente), the Mambi soldiers – under the command of Antonio Maceo – defeat the Spanish.
  • 1909: the first Giro d’Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the first winner.
  • 1912: the RMS Oceanic (1899) finds the folding boat A in the Atlantic Ocean, located approximately 300 kilometers from the wreck of the Titanic. Dead bodies were found in the boat.
  • 1912: The Royal Air Corps (now Royal British Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom.
  • 1917: in Fátima (Portugal), three shepherd children affirm that the Virgin of Fátima has appeared to them.
  • 1938: Spanish Civil War, the First National Government created the Labor Magistracy with the purpose that labor relations were the object of a specialized judicial administration independent of any type of policy.
  • 1939: The first commercial FM radio, WDRC-FM, is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
  • 1940: in the framework of the Second World War, the Nazi German troops cross the Meuse river and begin the conquest of France.
  • 1940: in the House of Commons (London), in the framework of World War II, Winston Churchill makes his speech of “Blood, effort, tears and sweat.”
  • 1941: In New York, the African-American pianist Fats Waller (1904-1943) records the most famous version of the jazz song Georgia on my mind.
  • 1941: in the framework of the Second World War, the Yugoslav Colonel Dragoliub Mikhailovich begins the Serbian resistance against the Nazi invasion.
  • 1942: in Mexico the Nazis sink the Potrero del Llano oil tanker, which initiates the reasons for Mexico’s incorporation into the World War.
  • 1943: World War II: the Afrika Korps and the Italian troops surrender to the allied troops.
  • 1948: The Kfar Etzion Massacre occurs.
  • 1950: at the Silverstone circuit (United Kingdom), the first Formula 1 race takes place.
  • 1954: In the internal lake of the Enewetak Atoll, in a barge floating on the crater of the Ivy Mike bomb (the first hydrogen bomb in the world, detonated on November 1, 1952), the United States detonates the hydrogen bomb Nectar, 1690 kilotons.
  • 1958: the Velcro trademark is registered in the United States.
  • 1958: In Caracas (Venezuela), a group of anti-American protesters attack the car of Vice President Richard Nixon.
  • 1958: Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to go around the world in an amphibious vehicle, traveling more than 17,000 km by sea and 62,000 by land in a journey that lasted ten years.
  • 1967: Zakir Hussain is proclaimed the third president of India. He will be the first Indian Muslim president.
  • 1981: in St. Peter’s Square (in Vatican City), the Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Ağca attacks Pope John Paul II.
  • 1982: in the Sanctuary of Fátima (Portugal), Pope John Paul II suffers a new attack at the hands of the anti-communist Spanish Catholic priest Juan Fernández Krohn, who affirms that the Polish Pope is modernist and communist.
  • 1989: Groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square to start a hunger strike.
  • 1995: British Alison Hargreaves becomes the first woman to top Everest without oxygen and without the help of Sherpas.
  • 1999: the Telethon Children’s Rehabilitation Center is inaugurated in the State of Mexico.
  • 2000: in the city of Enschede (Netherlands) an explosion in a fireworks depot leaves 22 dead and thousands of families homeless.
  • 2002: in the city of Córdoba (Argentina), the Atenas Sports Association achieves its seventh National Basketball League title and that same day the retirement of Marcelo Milanesio, the greatest exponent and idol of the club, takes place from the basketball activity.
  • 2007: an accident on the 25 de Mayo highway, in San Cristóbal in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, left a total of thirteen fatalities, among which were members of the original Peruvian group of cumbia Nectar.
  • 2011: a strong earthquake hits Costa Rica and is felt on some coasts of the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea.
  • 2012: Manchester City Football Club wins its third Premier League title over perennial rival Manchester United by cutting an eight-point deficit. In the last league game they had to come back scoring two goals in injury time against Queens Park Rangers in an epic final, with a goal from Edin Džeko (2-2) and the final goal scored by Argentine striker Sergio Agüero ( final 3-2) making them champions.39
  • 2014: the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) orders web search engines to remove information from whoever requests it, considering it personal data, which it described as a “right to be forgotten”.
  • 2016: Bethesda Softworks publishes the video game Doom (2016), from the Doom game series. Developed by Id Software.
  • 2017: in Fatima, Pope Francis canonizes Francisco Marto (1908-1919) and Jacinta Marto (1910-1920), who – along with Lucía dos Santos (1907-2005) – were the three shepherds who in 1917 affirmed that they were the Virgin of Fatima appeared.
  • 2017: The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest is held in Kiev, Ukraine.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 13 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 895: Ce Ácatl Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl, Mexican Toltec ruler (d. 947).
  • 1024: Hugo de Cluný, French religious and saint (d. 1109).
  • 1160: Ali ibn al-Athir, Kurdish historian (d. 1233).
  • 1254: Mary of Brabant, queen of the French consort (d. 1321).
  • 1497: Guigues Guiffrey, French aristocrat (d. 1545).
  • 1588: Olaus Wormius, Danish physician (d. 1654).
  • 1625: Carlo Maratta, Italian painter (d. 1713).
  • 1655: Innocent XIII, Italian Catholic Pope (d. 1724).
  • 1699: Marquis de Pombal, Portuguese statesman (d. 1782).
  • 1713: Alexis Claude Clairaut, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1765).
  • 1714: Felipe González Ahedo, Spanish military and cartographer (d. 1802).
  • 1717: Maria Teresa I of Austria, Hungarian and Bohemian queen (d. 1780).
  • 1730: Charles Watson, British aristocrat, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1781).
  • 1739: Antonio de Santa Ana Galvao, Brazilian religious (d. 1822).
  • 1742: Maria Cristina of Habsburg-Lorraine, Austrian aristocrat (d. 1798).
  • 1750: Lorenzo Mascheroni, Italian mathematician (d. 1800).
  • 1753: Lazare Carnot, French mathematician and politician (d. 1823).
  • 1756: Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist (d. 1842).
  • 1764: Laurent de Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, French Marshal (d. 1830).
  • 1767: John VI, Portuguese King (d. 1826).
  • 1778: Honor V of Monaco (d. 1841).
  • 1791: José Venancio López, Guatemalan lawyer and politician (d. 1863).
  • 1792: Pius IX, Italian Catholic Pope (d. 1878).
  • 1794: Louis Léopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835).
  • 1795: Heinrich Max Imhof, Swiss sculptor (d. 1869).
  • 1801 – Edward Newman, British botanist and writer (d. 1876).
  • 1803: José MacCrohon y Blake, Spanish politician and military man (d. 1860).
  • 1811: Juan Bautista Ceballos, Mexican politician (d. 1859).
  • 1819: Johann Heinrich Grüneberg, German cook (d. 1872).
  • 1822: Francisco de Asís de Borbón, Spanish king consort (d. 1902).
  • 1837 – Daniel Garrison Brinton, American archaeologist, ethnologist, and linguist (d. 1899).
  • 1840: Alphonse Daudet, French novelist (d. 1897).
  • 1840: Anton Rehmann, Polish geographer, botanist and explorer (d. 1917).
  • 1842 – Arthur Sullivan, British composer (d. 1900).
  • 1850: Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian playwright, opera librettist and translator (d. 1916).
  • 1854: Pedro Bonifacio Palacios, “Almafuerte”, Argentine writer (d. 1917).
  • 1856: Peter Henry Emerson, British photographer and writer (d. 1936).
  • 1857: Ronald Ross, British physician and entomologist, 1902 Nobel Prize in Medicine (d. 1932).
  • 1862: Óscar Viel Cavero, Chilean politician (d. 1930).
  • 1864: Vesta Tilley, British actress (d. 1952).
  • 1865: Friedrich Karl Johannes Thiele, German chemist (d. 1918).
  • 1866: Ottokar Novacek, Hungarian composer (d. 1900).
  • 1867: Thomas Gann, German archaeologist (d. 1938).
  • 1868: Aimé Octobre, French sculptor (d. 1943).
  • 1868: Sumner Paine, American marksman (d. 1904).
  • 1870: Margaret Sophia of Austria, Austrian aristocrat (d. 1902).
  • 1871: Vladimir Arnoldi, Russian biologist (d. 1924).
  • 1871: Otto Nägeli, Swiss physician and botanist (d. 1938).
  • 1873: Arthur Spiethoff, German economist (d. 1957).
  • 1876: Vojislav Marinković, Yugoslav politician (d. 1935).
  • 1878: Muriel Robb, British tennis player (d. 1907).
  • 1880: José Estadella Arnó, Spanish physician and politician (d. 1951).
  • 1880: Léonce Perret, French actor and filmmaker (d. 1935).
  • 1881: Lima Barreto, Brazilian journalist and writer (d. 1922).
  • 1882: Georges Braque, French painter and sculptor (d. 1963).
  • 1883: Georgios Papanicolaou, Greek physician and inventor (d. 1962).
  • 1884: Roberto Firpo, Argentine pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1969).
  • 1886: Carlo Mense, German painter (d. 1965).
  • 1886: Louis Pasteur Vallery-Radot, French physician (d. 1970).
  • 1887: Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu, Romanian aviator (d. 1929).
  • 1888: Inge Lehmann, Danish scientist (f. 1993).
  • 1890: Gustav F. Hüttig, Czech chemist (d. 1957).
  • 1891: Arturo Acevedo, Argentine businessman (d. 1968).
  • 1891: Fritz Rasp, German actor (d. 1976).
  • 1892: Jean d’Agraives, French writer (d. 1951).
  • 1893: Víctor Cordero, Peruvian musician (d. 1949).
  • 1893: Pedro Sienna, Chilean writer and actor (d. 1972).
  • 1893: Lucien Tesnière, French linguist (d. 1954).
  • 1894: Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Icelandic president (d. 1972).
  • 1894: Eino Kettunen, Finnish composer (d. 1964).
  • 1896: Paul Aellen, Swiss botanist (d. 1973).
  • 1899: Perico Chicote, Spanish hotelier (d. 1977).
  • 1899: Otto Degener, American botanist and conservationist (d. 1988).
  • 1899: Juan de Mata Carriazo y Arroquia, Spanish historian and archaeologist (d. 1989).
  • 1900: Inocencio Burgos, Spanish politician (d. 1988).
  • 1900: Pedro Laxalt, Argentine actor (d. 1965).
  • 1900: Karl Wolff, German SS officer (d. 1984).
  • 1901: Murilo Mendes, Brazilian writer (d. 1975).
  • 1901: Witold Pilecki, Polish military man (d. 1948).
  • 1904: Pepín Bello, Spanish writer (d. 2008).
  • 1904: Betty Compton, American actress (d. 1944).
  • 1904: Gilberto Owen, Mexican writer (d. 1952).
  • 1905: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Hindu politician and lawyer, 5th President of India (d. 1977).
  • 1906: Hans Krainz, Swiss botanist (d. 1980).
  • 1906: Mauricio Magdaleno, Mexican writer and journalist (d. 1986).
  • 1906: Nils Tycho Norlindh, Swedish botanist (d. 1995).
  • 1907: Daphne du Maurier, British writer (d. 1989).
  • 1907: Emilio Guinea, Spanish botanist (d. 1985).
  • 1908: Carlos Iniesta Cano, Spanish military (d. 1990).
  • 1909: Ken Darby, American conductor and composer (d. 1992).
  • 1909: Jany Holt, French actress (d. 2005).
  • 1910: Arturo Ernesto Manrique Elizondo, engineer, actor, comedian and Mexican announcer (d. 1971).
  • 1911: Kosta Nađ, Yugoslav military (d. 1986).
  • 1912: Gil Evans, Canadian jazz pianist, arranger and composer (d. 1988).
  • 1912: Edward David Freis, American physician (d. 2005).
  • 1912: Federico Lohse, Chilean painter (d. 1992).
  • 1913: William R. Tolbert, Jr., Liberian politician, 20th President of Liberia (d. 1980).
  • 1914: Antonia Ferrín Moreiras, Galician mathematician and astronomer (d. 2009).
  • 1914: Joe Louis, American boxer (d. 1981).
  • 1914: Carlos Riquelme, Mexican actor (f. 1990).
  • 1915: Bernard Schultze, German painter (d. 2005).
  • 1917: Luis Pasquet, Uruguayan composer, conductor and pianist (f. 2013).
  • 1920: Toni Schneiders, German photographer (d. 2006).
  • 1920: Judith Sulian, Argentine actress (d. 1991).
  • 1920: Stuart Max Walters, British botanist (d. 2005).
  • 1922: Lillian Adams, American actress (d. 2011).
  • 1922: Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (d. 1991).
  • 1922: Beatrice Arthur, American actress (d. 2009).
  • 1922: Billy Gabor, American basketball player (d. 2019).
  • 1923: Red Garland, American pianist (d. 1984).
  • 1923: Jean Haritschelhar, French writer (d. 2013).
  • 1923: Wenceslao López Martín del Campo, Mexican researcher and professor (d. 1981).
  • 1924: Robert Bailey Drummond, South African botanist and naturalist (d. 2009).
  • 1924: Giovanni Sartori, researcher in the field of Italian political science (d. 2018).
  • 1924: Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer and politician (d. 2010).
  • 1925: Sergio Castillo Mandiola, Chilean sculptor (d. 2010).
  • 1926: Wallace Breem, British writer (d. 1990).
  • 1926: Dewey Phillips, American disc jockey (d. 1968).
  • 1926: Jo Roos, South African artist (d. 2010).
  • 1927: Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce, Argentine literary critic (d. 2009).
  • 1927: Herbert Ross, American filmmaker (d. 2001).
  • 1928: Enrique Bolaños, Nicaraguan president between 2002 and 2007.
  • 1928: Édouard Molinaro, French actor and filmmaker (d. 2013).
  • 1928: Washington Ortuño, Uruguayan soccer player (d. 1973).
  • 1929: Rigoberto López Pérez, Nicaraguan poet (d. 1956).
  • 1929: Juan Muñoz Martín, Spanish writer.
  • 1930: José Jiménez Lozano, Spanish writer and journalist (f. 2020).
  • 1930: Emilio Laguna, Spanish actor.
  • 1931: Miguel Fernández, Spanish poet (f. 1993).
  • 1931: Jim Jones, American religious (d. 1978).
  • 1931: Gérard Mulliez, French businessman.
  • 1931: Oscar Cantuarias, Peruvian Archbishop. (f. 2011).
  • 1932: Riverito, Argentine television host.
  • 1935: Waldemar De Gregori, Brazilian sociologist.
  • 1935: Burny Mattinson, American animator, screenwriter and director.
  • 1935: Jan Saudek, Czech artist.
  • 1935: André Georges Marie Walter Albert Robyns, Belgian botanist (d. 2003).
  • 1935: David Wilkinson, American cosmologist (d. 2002).
  • 1937: Trevor Baylis, British inventor (d. 2018).
  • 1937: José Agustín Ortiz Pinchetti, Mexican politician.
  • 1937: Beverley Owen, American actress (d. 2019).
  • 1937: Roger Zelazny, American writer (d. 1995).
  • 1938: Giuliano Amato, Italian politician.
  • 1938: Roberto Carnaghi, Argentine actor.
  • 1939: Harvey Keitel, American actor.
  • 1940: Bruce Chatwin, British novelist (d. 1989).
  • 1940: Enrique Escudero de Castro, Spanish politician (f. 2001).
  • 1941: Senta Berger, Austrian actress and writer.
  • 1941: Jean Froc, French biologist (d. 2009).
  • 1941: Pedro Sabando, Spanish politician.
  • 1941: Ritchie Valens, American singer (d. 1959).
  • 1941: John Vermeulen, Belgian writer (d. 2009).
  • 1942: Pál Schmitt, Hungarian politician.
  • 1943: Kurt Trampedach Danish painter (d. 2013).
  • 1944: Armistead Maupin, American author.
  • 1945: Sam Anderson, American actor.
  • 1945: Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer and guitarist.
  • 1945: Eduardo Pío de Braganza, Portuguese suitor.
  • 1945: Maneco Galeano, Paraguayan musician (d. 1980).
  • 1945: Lou Marini, American saxophonist.
  • 1945: Adrián Ramos, Mexican actor (f. 1999).
  • 1945: Philippe Roussel, American computer engineer.
  • 1946: Ismail Haron, Thai singer (d. 2012).
  • 1946: Marv Wolfman, American cartoonist.
  • 1947: Marisa Abad, Spanish presenter.
  • 1947: María Badía, Spanish politician.
  • 1947: Charles Baxter, American writer.
  • 1947: Óscar “Cuervo” Castro, Chilean film and theater actor.
  • 1947: Stephen R. Donaldson, American writer.
  • 1948: Pepe Cibrián Campoy, Argentine actor, theater director and playwright.
  • 1948: Carlos Dávila, Spanish journalist.
  • 1948: Dean Meminger, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013).
  • 1950: Conrado Domínguez, Mexican painter.
  • 1950: Joe Johnston, American filmmaker.
  • 1950: Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saud, Saudi politician.
  • 1950: Ferran Rañé, Spanish actor.
  • 1950: Stevie Wonder, American musician.
  • 1951: Miguel Ángel Uzquiza González, Spanish politician and educator.
  • 1951: Jorge Trezeguet, French-Argentine footballer.
  • 1952: John Kasich, American politician.
  • 1952: Luis Oruezábal, Argentine soccer player (d. 2014).
  • 1952: Jorge Luis Siviero, Argentine footballer and coach.
  • 1953: Kiti Mánver, Spanish actress.
  • 1954: Alejandro Encinas, Mexican politician.
  • 1954: Jorge Garcés, Chilean soccer player.
  • 1954: Eugenio Leal, Spanish footballer.
  • 1954: Johnny Logan, Irish singer and songwriter of Australian origin.
  • 1954: René Stockman, Belgian religious.
  • 1955: Pedro Alba, Spanish footballer.
  • 1955: María Cecilia Botero, Colombian actress.
  • 1955: Ermy Kullit, Indonesian singer.
  • 1956: Oscar Roberto Domínguez Couttolenc, Mexican priest.
  • 1956: José Damián González, Spanish journalist.
  • 1956: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Indian Hindu religious.
  • 1956: Roberto Álvarez, Spanish actor.
  • 1956: Vjekoslav Bevanda, Bosnian-Croat politician.
  • 1956: Michael Jacklin, Dutch sculptor.
  • 1956: Fred Melamed, American actor.
  • 1957: Alan Ball, American screenwriter and filmmaker.
  • 1957: Kenneth Eriksson, Swedish rally driver.
  • 1957: Inmaculada González, Spanish politician.
  • 1957: Claudie Haigneré, French scientist, astronaut and politician.
  • 1957: Andrea Klump, German terrorist.
  • 1957: Miguel Sebastián, Spanish politician and economist.
  • 1957: Kōji Suzuki, Japanese writer.
  • 1957: Stefano Tacconi, Italian footballer.
  • 1958: Tshala Muana, Congolese singer and dancer.
  • 1958: Juan Ángel Napout, Paraguayan businessman and sports leader.
  • 1958: Willie González, Puerto Rican singer.
  • 1959: Morten Sæther, Norwegian cyclist.
  • 1960: Alberto Márcico, Argentine footballer.
  • 1960: Teresa Palacios Criado, Spanish judge.
  • 1961: Siobhan Fallon Hogan, American actress.
  • 1961: Néstor Montalbano, Argentine filmmaker.
  • 1961: Dennis Rodman, American basketball player.
  • 1961: Yutaka Sado, Japanese conductor and composer.
  • 1961: Guido Süller, Argentine television personality, actor and architect.
  • 1962: Roxana Baldetti, Guatemalan politician and vice president.
  • 1962: Jesús Casillas Romero, Mexican politician.
  • 1962: Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (f. 2003).
  • 1963: Fernando Carrillo Flórez, Colombian lawyer and diplomat.
  • 1963: Alison Goldfrapp, British singer.
  • 1963: Wally Masur, Australian tennis player.
  • 1964: Stephen Colbert, American actor.
  • 1964: Ronnie Coleman, American bodybuilder.
  • 1964: Chris Maitland, British drummer, of the band Porcupine Tree.
  • 1964: Jordi Sánchez Zaragoza, Spanish actor, writer, screenwriter and producer.
  • 1964: Tom Verica, American actor and filmmaker.
  • 1965: José Antonio Delgado Sucre, Venezuelan mountaineer (d. 2006).
  • 1965: Chris Washburn, American basketball player.
  • 1966: Alison Goldfrapp, singer and British musician, of the band Goldfrapp.
  • 1967: Beto Ayala, Paraguayan actor (f. 2012).
  • 1967: Chuck Schuldiner, American musician, of the band Death (f. 2001).
  • 1967: Melanie Thornton, German-American singer, of the band La Bouche (d. 2001).
  • 1968: Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (f. 1997).
  • 1969: Nikos Aliagas, French journalist of Greek origin.
  • 1969: Buckethead, American musician.
  • 1969: Óscar Cervantes, Spanish basketball player.
  • 1970: Ana Otero, Spanish actress.
  • 1970: Fernando Vergara, Chilean soccer player and coach.
  • 1971: Gia Jordan, American porn actress.
  • 1971: Espen Lind, Norwegian singer and guitarist, of the band Espionage.
  • 1971: Fana Mokoena, South African actor.
  • 1972: Pablo García Casado, Spanish poet.
  • 1972: María José Molina, Spanish journalist.
  • 1972: Giovanni Tedesco, Italian footballer.
  • 1974: Leonel Roberto Carrillo, Mexican politician (f. 2008).
  • 1974: Giulio Falcone, Italian footballer.
  • 1974: Humberto García Ramírez, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1974: Brian Geraghty, American actor.
  • 1974: Amarilis Savón, Cuban judoka.
  • 1975: Itatí Cantoral, Mexican actress.
  • 1975: Chris Crawford, American basketball player.
  • 1975: Andrés Palacios, Chilean actor.
  • 1975: José Paulo Sousa da Silva, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1975: Evelin Samuel, Estonian singer.
  • 1976: Mark Delaney, British footballer.
  • 1976: Marko Krivokapić, Serbian handball player.
  • 1976: Trajan Langdon, American basketball player.
  • 1976: Iván López, Colombian footballer.
  • 1976: Antonio Ugalde, Spanish handball player.
  • 1977: José Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and presenter.
  • 1977: Samantha Morton, British actress.
  • 1977: Tarik Sektioui, Moroccan footballer.
  • 1977: Barry Westhead, British pianist, of the band Starsailor.
  • 1978: Mike Bibby, American basketball player.
  • 1979: Carlos Felipe, Swedish prince.
  • 1979: Mickey Madden, American bassist, of the band Maroon 5.
  • 1979: Álvaro Alejandro Mello, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1979: Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Ukrainian footballer.
  • 1980: Mau Marcelo, Filipino singer.
  • 1980: Óscar Passo, Colombian footballer.
  • 1981: Sunny Leone, Canadian model.
  • 1981: Matías Lequi, Argentine footballer.
  • 1981: Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress.
  • 1981: David López, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1981: James Yun, American professional wrestler.
  • 1982: Albert Crusat, Spanish footballer.
  • 1982: Oguchi Onyewu, American footballer.
  • 1982: Maarten Wynants, Belgian cyclist.
  • 1983: Natalie Cassidy, British actress.
  • 1983: Johnny Hoogerland, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1983: Jowi Campobassi, Argentine journalist and host.
  • 1983: Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (f. 2007).
  • 1983: János Székely, Romanian footballer.
  • 1983: Yaya Touré, Ivorian soccer player.
  • 1984: Benny Dayal, Indian singer.
  • 1984: Raúl Gorostegui, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985, Javier Ángel Balboa, Spanish footballer.
  • 1985: Carlos Matheu, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985: Franco Miranda, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985: Iwan Rheon, British actor and singer.
  • 1985: Arturo Villasanti, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1986: Hugo Becker, French actor.
  • 1986: Lena Dunham, American actress and director.
  • 1986: Robert Flores, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1986: Robert Pattinson, British actor.
  • 1986: Alexander Rybak, Belarusian composer and singer.
  • 1986: Scott Sutter, British footballer.
  • 1987: Candice Accola, singer and American actress.
  • 1987: Antonio Adán, Spanish footballer.
  • 1987: Sandro Mareco, Argentine chess player.
  • 1987: Hunter Parrish, American actor.
  • 1987: Carrie Prejean, American model.
  • 1987: Marianne Vos, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1987: Charlotte Wessels, Dutch vocalist and composer, of the group Delain.
  • 1988: Vladimir Dašić, Serbian basketball player.
  • 1988: Said Husejinović, Bosnian cyclist.
  • 1991: Francis Coquelin, French footballer.
  • 1991: Joe Mason, Irish footballer.
  • 1991: Flavio Scarone, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1992: Thievy Bifouma, Congolese footballer.
  • 1992: Willson Contreras, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1993: Jack Harries, British actor, comedian and blogger.
  • 1993: Romelu Lukaku, Belgian footballer.
  • 1993: Debby Ryan, American actress.
  • 1995: Alfonso Tamay, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1997: Ramón Miérez, Argentine footballer.
  • 1998: Luca Zidane, French footballer.
  • 1999: Óscar Mingueza, Spanish footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 13 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 34 a. C .: Salustio, Roman historian (n. 86 a. C.).
  • 189: Ling of Han, Chinese Emperor (156).
  • 1176: Matthew I of Lorraine, French aristocrat (b. 1119).
  • 1231: Eleanor of Portugal, Portuguese aristocrat and Danish queen consort (b. 1231).
  • 1399: Otto IV of Brunswick-Grubenhagen, German prince (b.1320).
  • 1505: Felipe Jordán de Urriés, Spanish aristocrat. 5
  • 1568: Sophia of Pomerania queen consort of Denmark and Norway (b.1498).
  • 1573: Takeda Shingen, Japanese samurai (b.1521).
  • 1603: Christian Sgrooten, German astronomer (b. 1525).
  • 1614: Marquard Freher, German jurist, writer and statesman (b. 1565).
  • 1619: Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch statesman (b. 1547).
  • 1646: Maria Ana de Austria, Austrian aristocrat (b.1606).
  • 1653: Theodosius III of Braganza, Portuguese aristocrat (b. 1634).
  • 1666: Pier Francesco Mola, Italian painter (b.1612).
  • 1667: Francisco Rhédey, Hungarian aristocrat (b.1610).
  • 1668: Diego Riquelme de Quirós, Spanish ecclesiastic and politician.
  • 1673: Johannes Bach, German composer (b.1604).
  • 1704: Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit (b.1632).
  • 1742: Nicolas Andry de Boisregard, French physician (b. 1658).
  • 1782: Daniel Solander, Swedish botanist (b. 1736).
  • 1799: Barthélemy Mercier de Saint-Léger, French bibliographer (b. 1734).
  • 1818: Luis José de Borbón-Condé, French aristocrat (b. 1736).
  • 1832: Georges Cuvier, French zoologist (b. 1769).
  • 1834: Andrew Hubert Fournet, French clergyman and saint (b. 1752).
  • 1835 – John Nash, British architect (b. 1752).
  • 1839: William Farquhar, first resident of the Singapore colony (b. 1774).
  • 1839: Joseph Fesch, French ecclesiastic (b. 1763).
  • 1850: Johann Jakob Bernhardi, German physician and botanist (b. 1774).
  • 1851: Augusta of Bavaria, Princess of Bavaria (b. 1788).
  • 1852: Francisco de la Lastra, Chilean military man (b. 1777).
  • 1856: Juan García del Río, Colombian writer and politician (b. 1794).
  • 1857: Parley P. Pratt, American preacher (b.1807).
  • 1860: Christian Gmelin, German chemist (b. 1792).
  • 1877: J. Searle Dawley, American screenwriter and film director (d. 1949).
  • 1878: Joseph Henry, American physicist (born 1797).
  • 1879: Joaquín Gatell y Folch, Catalan Arabist, spy and explorer (b. 1826).
  • 1884 – Cyrus McCormick, American businessman (b.1809).
  • 1885: Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, anatomist and zoologist (b.1809).
  • 1886: Carlota Luisa de Godoy y Borbón, Spanish aristocrat (b. 1800).
  • 1886: Patricio Lynch, Chilean military man (b. 1824).
  • 1889: Philippe-Jacques Müller, French botanist (b.1832).
  • 1890: Jacques-Louis Soret, Swiss chemist (b. 1827).
  • 1898: Manuel Vega Dávila, Ecuadorian lawyer and politician (b. 1822).
  • 1899: Marcelino Menéndez Pintado, Spanish professor (b. 1823).
  • 1900: Alberto Bosch y Fustegueras, Spanish politician (b. 1848).
  • 1903: Apolinario Mabini, Filipino politician, 1st Prime Minister of his country (b. 1864).
  • 1904: Gabriel Tarde, French sociologist, criminologist and psychologist (b. 1843).
  • 1916: Sholem Aleichem, Russian writer (b. 1859).
  • 1917: Juan Antonio Buschiazzo, Italian architect (b. 1845).
  • 1918: Alberto Betancourt, Mexican politician.
  • 1921: Jean Aicard, French writer (b. 1848).
  • 1922: Varelito, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1893).
  • 1927: Hermann Scherer, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1893).
  • 1928: Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq, French cyclist (b. 1884).
  • 1930: Helena Lange, German educator and activist (b. 1848).
  • 1930: Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1922 (b. 1861).
  • 1934: Ángel Gallardo, Argentine engineer and politician (b. 1867).
  • 1936: Felipe Pinglo Alva, Peruvian singer-songwriter (b. 1899).
  • 1937: Graciano Antuña, Spanish politician (b.1903).
  • 1938: Charles Edouard Guillaume; Swiss physicist, Nobel laureate in physics in 1920 (b. 1861).
  • 1940: Guillermo Laborde, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (b. 1886).
  • 1947: Frances Mary Hodgkins, New Zealand painter (b. 1869).
  • 1948: Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, British soldier and aristocrat (b. 1910).
  • 1950: Corrado Racca, Italian actor (b.1889).
  • 1953: Hermann Jadlowker, Latvian tenor of Jewish origin (b. 1877).
  • 1956: Aleksandr Fadeyev, Russian writer (b.1901).
  • 1957: Augusto Ordóñez, Spanish baritone (b. 1883).
  • 1957: Ottone Rosai, Italian painter (b. 1895).
  • 1960: Harry Schell, American Formula 1 driver (b.1921).
  • 1961: Gary Cooper, American actor (b.1901).
  • 1963: Alois Hudal, Austro-Italian bishop (b. 1885).
  • 1965: Ignacio Barraquer, Spanish ophthalmologist (b. 1884).
  • 1966: Rosendo García, Argentine union leader.
  • 1970: Lalo Malcolm, Argentine actor (b.1903).
  • 1972: Dan Blocker, American actor (b.1928).
  • 1972: Marcial Mora, Chilean politician (b. 1895).
  • 1973: Saúl Calandra, Argentine soccer player (b.1904).
  • 1974: Allal al-Fasi, Moroccan politician and writer (b.1910).
  • 1974: Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer, diplomat, essayist and poet (b. 1902).
  • 1975: Marguerite Perey, French physicist (b.1909).
  • 1975: Bob Wills, American actor and singer, of the band Light Crust Doughboys (b.1905).
  • 1976: Ernesto Raquén, Uruguayan actor (b.1908).
  • 1978: Juan Criado, Peruvian footballer, singer-songwriter and composer (b. 1913).
  • 1978: Práxedes Giner, Mexican military and politician (b. 1893).
  • 1980: Maruxa Fandiño Ricart, Galician woman, of the Las Dos Marías sisters (b. 1898).
  • 1980: Carmen García González, Mexican woman, wife of President Emilio Portes Gil (b.1905).
  • 1980: Otto Umbehr, German photographer (b.1902).
  • 1984: Stanisław Ulam, Polish mathematician (b.1909).
  • 1985: Leatrice Joy, American actress (b. 1893).
  • 1985: Aleksandr Mikulin, Soviet aviation designer (b. 1895).
  • 1986: Peadar O’Donnell, Irish politician and writer (b. 1893).
  • 1987: Aníbal Cabanzón, Spanish soccer player (b.1915).
  • 1987: Richard Ellmann, critic of British literature (b.1918).
  • 1987: Ismael Rivera, Puerto Rican singer (b.1931).
  • 1987: Forbes Robinson, British singer (b.1926).
  • 1988: Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter and singer (b.1929).
  • 1988: Irene Manton, British biologist (b.1904).
  • 1990: Rafael Navas Pardo, Colombian military and statesman (b.1908).
  • 1991: Abderrahmane Farès, Algerian politician (b.1911).
  • 1991: Delia Parodi, Argentine politician (b.1913).
  • 1993: Joaquín García Vargas, Mexican actor (b.1922).
  • 1993: Bede Griffiths, British mystic (b.1906).
  • 1994: Duncan Hamilton, Irish racing driver (b.1920).
  • 1997: Josefina Escobedo, Mexican actress (b.1914).
  • 1997: Eutiquio Leal, Colombian writer (b. 1928).
  • 1997: Laurie Lee, British writer (b.1914).
  • 1998: Chantal Mauduit, French mountaineer (b. 1964).
  • 1998: John Julius Wurdack, American botanist (b.1921).
  • 1999: Roy Crowson, British biologist (b.1914).
  • 1999: Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b.1902).
  • 2000: Paul Bartel, American actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1938).
  • 2000: Luís Macía González, Colombian tenor (b.1906).
  • 2000: Mario Lacruz, Spanish literary editor and novelist (b. 1929).
  • 2001: Salvador Garmendia, Venezuelan writer (b. 1928).
  • 2001: Rogelio Martínez, Cuban musician (b.1905).
  • 2001: Jason Miller, American actor (b.1939).
  • 2002: Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and coach (b. 1939).
  • 2002: Israel Roa, Chilean painter (b.1909).
  • 2002: Morihiro Saitō, Japanese martial arts teacher (b.1928).
  • 2003: Vladimir Abazarov, Soviet geologist (b.1930).
  • 2003: Jaime Serfaty Laredo, industrialist and Spanish poet (b. 1929).
  • 2003: Marcos Zucker, Argentine actor and comedian (b.1921).
  • 2004: Gustavo Pena, Uruguayan musician (b.1955).
  • 2004: Serafina Quinteras, Peruvian writer (b.1902).
  • 2005: George Dantzig, American mathematician (b.1914).
  • 2006: Östen Sjöstrand, Swedish writer (b.1925).
  • 2006: Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b.1923).
  • 2007: Johnny Orosco, Peruvian musician and singer, founder and vocalist of Grupo Néctar (b.1970).
  • 2007: Ricardo Valencia, Spanish mountaineer (b. 1959).
  • 2008: Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti emir and aristocrat (b.1930).
  • 2009: Achille Compagnoni, Italian mountaineer (b.1914).
  • 2009: Rafael Escalona, ​​Colombian musician (b.1927).
  • 2010: Alan Lyle Bryan, American archaeologist (b.1928).
  • 2010: Enrique González Bethencourt, Spanish musician and murguero (b. 1924).
  • 2010: Rafael Sanus, Spanish ecclesiastic (b.1931).
  • 2012: Donald “Duck” Dunn, American bassist, of the band The Blues Brothers (b. 1941).
  • 2012: Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Cuban-American theologian (b.1943).
  • 2012: Les Leston, British racing driver (b.1920).
  • 2012: Mario Papi, Chilean lawyer, academic and politician. (b. 1948).
  • 2012: Mario Trejo, Argentine writer (b.1926).
  • 2013: Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, columnist and actress (b.1927).
  • 2013: Enio Iommi, Argentine sculptor (b.1926).
  • 2013: Luciano Lutring, Italian criminal (b.1937).
  • 2013: Jagdish Mali, Indian photographer (b.1954).
  • 2013: Carlos Sánchez del Río, Spanish physicist (b.1924).
  • 2013: Fyodor Tuvin, Russian footballer (b. 1973).
  • 2014: Lorenzo Zambrano, Mexican businessman, president of CEMEX (b.1944).
  • 2016: Rodrigo Espíndola, footballer for Nueva Chicago, B nacional (b. 1989).
  • 2018: Margot Kidder, Canadian actress (b.1948).
  • 2019: Doris Day, American actress (b.1922).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 13 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Spain:
    • Valladolid: San Pedro Regalado, patron of the city.
    • Íscar (Valladolid): Virgin of the Martyrs, patron saint of the town.
  • Guatemala:
    • Typographer’s Day.
  • Honduras:
    • Day of the Virgin of Fatima.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 13 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Our Lady of Fatima
  • Saint Andrew Hubert Fournet
  • Saint Gemma of Sulmona
  • Saint Gliceria de Trajanópolis
  • Saint Agnes of Poitiers
  • Saint Juan Silenciero
  • Saint Maria Mazzarello
  • Saint Pedro de Regalado
  • Saint Servatius of Tongres
  • Blessed Magdalena Albrici.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 13 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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