May 13

May 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on May 13, include:

  • American Indian Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Bereaved Mother's Day - May 13, 2017
  • Birthmother's Day - May 13, 2017 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day - (CdLS) May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Frog Jumping Day 
  • IEEE Global Engineering the Future Day 
  • International Hummus Day
  • International Migratory Bird Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day - May 13, 2017
  • Mother Ocean Day - May 13, 2017 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Apple Pie Day 
  • National Archery Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Babysitters Day - May 13, 2017 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day 
  • National Miniature Golf Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Train Day - May 13, 2017 (Held on the Saturday closest to May 10th)
  • National Windmill Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Stay Up All Night - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Belly Dance Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Cocktail Day 
  • World Fair Trade Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)

2017 Weekly Holidays that include May 13, are:

  • Armed Forces Week - May 13-21, 2017 (Second Saturday through Third Sunday in May)
  • Arson Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First full week in May)
  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Drinking Water Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May) 
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • Goodwill Industries Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Building Safety Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Kids Win Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Lag B'omer - Evening of May 13, 2017 to Evening of May 14, 2017
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Correctional Officer's Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Family Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Herb Week - May 7-13, 2017 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Hospital Week - May 7-13, 2017 (Second week in May)
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Pet Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Postcard Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Raisin Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 8-14, 2017 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Women's Health Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 8-14, 2017 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • Root Canal Appreciation Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • Salvation Army Week - May 8-13, 2017 (Second Week in May)
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • Update Your References Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Migratory Bird Day - May 13-14, 2017 (Second Weekend in May)

2017 Monthly Holidays that include May 13, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 13 is Taurus.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:

  • The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
  • Hawthorn


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1868 - Sumner Paine, American target shooter who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece (d. 1904)
  • 1907 - Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca)
  • 1914 - Joe Louis, American boxer, heavyweight boxing champion from 1937-49
  • 1922 - Beatrice (Bea) Arthur, American actress and singer, (Maude, Golden Girls) (d. 2009)
  • 1931 - Jim Jones, American cult leader who founded the Peoples Temple (Jonestown Massacre) (d. 1978)
  • 1950 - Stevie Wonder, American singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer (You are the Sunshine of My Life)
  • 1978 - Mike Bibby - American basketball player
  • 1986 - Robert Pattinson, English actor and singer (Harry Potter, Twilight series)


Famous Deaths

  • 1961 - Gary Cooper, American actor and singer (High Noon) (b. 1901)
  • 1972 - Dan Blocker, American actor (Bonanza) (b. 1928)
  • 1977 - Mickey Spillane, American mobster (b. 1934)
  • 2013 - Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, columnist, and actress (b. 1927)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1922 - Silent actor Rudolph Valentino weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova


Quote of the Day



Joyce Brothers, was an American psychologist who wrote a daily advice column from 1960 to 2013 - she died on May 13, 2013

This quote of hers is so true, once someone has broken your trust, it is very hard to trust them again.  Honesty is so important in a relationship.


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Info. to come!

This Day in History

  • 1568 - Mary, Queen of Scots is defeated by the English at the Battle of Bangside
  • 1787 - Captain Arthur Phillip sets sail from England with 11 ships full of convicts to establish a colony in Botany Bay, Australia
  • 1846 - The U.S. declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins
  • 1912 - The Royal Flying Corps is formed in the United Kingdom
  • 1918 - The 1st U.S. airmail stamp is issued for 24 cents
  • 1930 - A farmer is killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1958 - Rioters attack U.S. VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela
  • 1989 - 2,000 students start a hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
  • 1996 - Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people


This Day in Music

  • 1966 - Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones is released
  • 1967 - Somethin' Stupid by Frank and Nancy Sinatra hits #1
  • 1970 - The Beatles movie, 'Let It Be' premieres
  • 1971 - Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin is certified gold
  • 2008 - Frank Sinatra get a 42 cent stamp



Above, is Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones


This Day in Sports

  • 1911 - Fred Merkle of the New York Giants is the 1st to get 6 RBI's in an inning
  • 1942 - Pitcher Jim Tobin hits 3 home runs in a game
  • 1953 - Willie Mays and Darryl Spenser of the New York Giants each hit 2 home runs and a triple
  • 1955 - Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive home runs
  • 1967 - Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hits home run #500
  • 1982 - Chicago Cubs wins their 8,000 game
  • 1983 - Reggie Jackson is the 1st major league player to strike out 2,000 times
  • 1995 - New Zealand wins the America's Cup


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Mama Bear (noun)

1. (slang) A woman, especially a mother, who is extremely protective of a child, or children.

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