May 13

May 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on May 13, include:

  • Blame Someone Else Day - May 13, 2016 (Always the First Friday the 13th of the Year)
  • Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice - May 13, 2016 (Second Friday in May)
  • Friday the 13th (in 2016) - May 13, 2016
  • Frog Jumping Day 
  • IEEE Global Engineering the Future Day
  • National Apple Pie Day 
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day 
  • World Cocktail Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include May 13, are:

  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 8-14, 2016
  • National Etiquette Week - May 9-13, 2016
  • National Hospital Week - May 8-14, 2016 (Second week in May)
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 8-14, 2016 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Police Week - May 8-14, 2016 (Second  Full Week in May)
  • National Return to Work Week - May 8-14, 2016
  • National Safety Stand Down Week - May 2-13, 2016
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 9-15, 2016
  • National Women's Health Week - May 8-14, 2016
  • Neuropathy Awareness Week - May 10-14, 2016
  • Reading is Fun Week - May 8-14, 2016 (Second Full Week in May)
  • Salute to Moms 35+ Week - May 8-14, 2016 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 9-14, 2016 (Second Week in May)
  • Spring Astronomy Week - May 9-15, 2016
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Migratory Bird Day - May 12-13

2016 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.


  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 11-22, 2016 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


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.

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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

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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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