May 13

May 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on May 13, include:

  • Children of Fallen Patriots Day 
  • Donate a Day's Wages to Charity - May 13, 2020 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • Frog Jumping Day 
  • IEEE Global Engineering the Future Day 
  • International Hummus Day 
  • National Apple Pie Day 
  • National Bike to School Day - May 13, 2020 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day 
  • National Night Shift Workers Day - May 13, 2020 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • National Receptionists Day - May 13, 2020 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • National Third Shift Workers Day - May 13, 2020 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • World Cocktail Day 
  • World Orienteering Day - May 13, 2020 

2020 Weekly Holidays that include May 13, are:

  • American Craft Beer Week - May 11-17, 2020
  • Armed Forces Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the Third Sunday in May)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 10-16, 2020
  • Invictus Games - May 9-16, 2020
  • National Bike to Work Week - May 11-17, 2020 
  • National Charter Schools Week - May 10-16, 2020
  • National Etiquette Week - May 11-15, 2020 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
  • National Hospital Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second week in May)
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Police Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Prevention Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Third Week in May)
  • National Public Gardens Week - May 8-17, 2020
  • National Return to Work Week - May 10-16, 2020
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 11-17, 2020 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Transportation Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Always has Third Friday in May)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 11-17, 2020
  • National Women's Health Week - May 10-16, 2020
  • Ramadan - Evening of April 23, 2020 - Evening of May 23, 2020
  • Reading is Fun Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second Full Week in May)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 10-16, 2020 (Second Week in May)
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 8-17, 2020
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 11-17, 2020
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13

2020 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.

World Festivals and Events

  • Cannes International Film Festival - May 12-23, 2020 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.

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)
  • 2019 - Doris Day - American actress and singer (b. 1922)


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

Cauliflower is a wonderful winter vegetable, a cruciferous vegetable that many people shy away from because they don't cook it right! Nothing worse! If you are one of those people, it's time to retry and relearn how to cook this healthy vegetable full of cancer prevention! It needs to be part of your weekly diet during the winter months!

Read more about Cauliflower facts and tips from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits!

Cauliflower Tips

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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