What happened on June 13? There are more than 266 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 13

June 13 In HistoryJune 13 is the 165th day of the year 2020. There are 201 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 24th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Ridgeley, West Virginia 26753 sunrise occured at 05:46 AM and sunset occured at 08:43 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 244 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For June 13

  • 1249
    Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.
  • 1373
    Anglo-Portuguese Alliance between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
  • 1525
    Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
  • 1625
    King Charles I marries Henrietta Maria of France, Princess of France
  • 1774
    Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
  • 1805
    Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
  • 1881
    The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
  • 1886
    A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1886
    King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
  • 1893
    Grover Cleveland undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; operation not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president’s death.
  • 1898
    Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.
  • 1910
    The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established. This unit of the university is said to be the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines.
  • 1917
    World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
  • 1927
    Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as “a silly little monkey”.
  • 1944
    World War II: German combat elements - reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division - launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
  • 1944
    World War II: Germany launches a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs actually hit their targets.
  • 1952
    Catalina affair: a Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
  • 1955
    Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered.
  • 1966
    The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • 1967
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 1969
    Governor of Texas Preston Smith signs a bill into law converting the former Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, originally founded as a research arm of Texas Instruments, into the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 1970
    “The Long and Winding Road” becomes the Beatles’ last Number 1 song.
  • 1971
    Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.
  • 1977
    Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
  • 1978
    Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
  • 1981
    At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1982
    Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
  • 1983
    Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune (the furthest planet from the Sun at the time).
  • 1994
    A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
  • 1995
    French president Jacques Chirac announces the resumption of nuclear tests in French Polynesia.
  • 1996
    The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
  • 1997
    A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 1997
    Uphaar cinema fire, in New Delhi, India, killed 59 people, and over 100 people injured.
  • 2000
    Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • 2000
    President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
  • 2002
    The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 2002
    Two 14-year-old South Korean girls are struck and killed by a United States Army armored vehicle, leading to months of public protests against the US.
  • 2005
    A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
  • 2007
    The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time.
  • 2010
    A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.

Who Were Born On June 13?

  • 823
    Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor and King of the West Franks (d. 877)
  • 1584
    Miyamoto Musashi, Legendary Samurai warrior, artist, and author of The Book of Five Rings (d. 1645)
  • 1595
    Jan Marek Marci, Bohemian doctor and scientist (d. 1667)
  • 1649
    Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)
  • 1672
    Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1741)
  • 1752
    Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (d. 1840)
  • 1763
    José Bonifácio de Andrade e Silva, Brazilian statesman (d. 1838)
  • 1773
    Thomas Young, English scientist (d. 1829)
  • 1775
    Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish politician (d. 1833)
  • 1786
    Winfield Scott, U.S. general (d. 1866)
  • 1809
    Heinrich Hoffmann, German painter, author of Struwwelpeter (d. 1894)
  • 1822
    Carl Schmidt, German chemist (d. 1884)
  • 1827
    Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)
  • 1831
    James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (d. 1879)
  • 1863
    Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
  • 1864
    Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (d. 1939)
  • 1864
    Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
  • 1865
    William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
  • 1870
    Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
  • 1876
    William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • 1884
    Étienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
  • 1884
    Anton Drexler, German political figure (d. 1942)
  • 1884
    Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
  • 1885
    Henry George Lamond, Australian novelist (d. 1969)
  • 1887
    Bruno Frank, German author (d. 1945)
  • 1888
    Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet (d. 1935)
  • 1892
    Basil Rathbone, English actor (d. 1967)
  • 1893
    Dorothy L. Sayers, English author (d. 1957)
  • 1894
    Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)
  • 1894
    Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer (d. 1986)
  • 1897
    Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner (d. 1973)
  • 1899
    Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer (d. 1978)
  • 1901
    Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1985)
  • 1903
    Red Grange, American football player (d. 1991)
  • 1905
    Xian Xinghai, Chinese composer (d. 1945)
  • 1906
    Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • 1909
    E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1910
    Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Galician writer (d. 1999)
  • 1910
    Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
  • 1910
    Mary Wickes, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1911
    Erwin Wilhelm Müller, German-born physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1911
    Luis Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1912
    Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • 1915
    Don Budge, American tennis player (d. 2000)
  • 1917
    Teddy Turner, British comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1918
    Ben Johnson, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1918
    Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • 1920
    Rolf Huisgen, German chemist
  • 1922
    Etienne Leroux, Afrikaans author, (d. 1989)
  • 1924
    Percy Rodriguez, Canadian actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Paul Lynde, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1927
    Slim Dusty, Australian Singer (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    John Forbes Nash, Jr., American mathematician, Nobel laureate
  • 1928
    Li Ka-shing, Chinese business magnate
  • 1929
    Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
  • 1929
    Robert W. Scott, American politician, governor of North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel (d. 2004)
  • 1931
    Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist
  • 1931
    Nora Kovach, Hungarian-born American ballerina (d. 2009)
  • 1932
    Bob McGrath, American actor
  • 1933
    Tom King, British politician
  • 1935
    Christo, Bulgarian artist
  • 1935
    Jeanne-Claude, French artist (d. 2009)
  • 1935
    Samak Sundaravej, Thai 25th Prime Minister (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Michael H. Jordan, American businessman and Chief Executive Officer (d. 2010)
  • 1937
    Erich Ribbeck, German football player/manager
  • 1939
    Tom Cheek, American baseball broadcaster (d. 2005)
  • 1940
    Bobby Freeman, American soul singer
  • 1941
    Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
  • 1941
    Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player
  • 1943
    Jim Guy Tucker, American politician, governor of Arkansas
  • 1943
    Malcolm McDowell, English actor
  • 1944
    Ban Ki-moon, South Korean United Nations Secretary-General
  • 1945
    Whitley Strieber, American author
  • 1947
    A. G. Lafley, American executive director
  • 1948
    Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 2001)
  • 1948
    Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
  • 1949
    Dennis Locorriere, American singer and guitarist (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
  • 1949
    Ulla Schmidt, German politician
  • 1950
    Belinda Bauer, Australian actress
  • 1950
    Gerd Zewe, German footballer
  • 1950
    Michael Stark, Australian actor
  • 1951
    Richard Thomas, American actor
  • 1951
    Robert P. Young, Jr., Michigan Supreme Court justice
  • 1951
    Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor
  • 1952
    Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
  • 1952
    Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • 1953
    Tim Allen, American comedian and actor
  • 1954
    Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
  • 1954
    Rita Cadillac, Brazilian dancer
  • 1955
    Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
  • 1955
    Leah Ward Sears, Chief Justice Georgia Supreme Court
  • 1959
    Boyko Borisov, Bulgarian politician
  • 1959
    Lance Kinsey, Canadian actor
  • 1959
    Steve Georganas, Australian politician
  • 1961
    Anders Järryd, Swedish tennis player
  • 1962
    Ally Sheedy, American actress
  • 1962
    Davey Hamilton, American racing driver
  • 1962
    Glenn Michibata, Canadian professional tennis player
  • 1962
    Hannah Storm, American television personality
  • 1963
    Bettina Bunge, German tennis player
  • 1963
    Catarina Lindqvist, Swedish tennis player
  • 1963
    Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth)
  • 1964
    Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian composer
  • 1964
    Kathy Burke, English actress
  • 1964
    Sarunas Marciulionis, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1965
    Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
  • 1965
    Lisa Vidal, American actress
  • 1965
    Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer
  • 1965
    Vassilis Karapialis, Greek footballer
  • 1966
    Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
  • 1966
    Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • 1967
    Taşkın Aksoy, Turkish footballer
  • 1968
    Darren Dreger, Canadian sportscaster
  • 1968
    David Gray, British musician
  • 1968
    Denise Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
  • 1968
    Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist
  • 1968
    Marcel Theroux, British writer and broadcaster
  • 1968
    Spike Breakwell, British comedian
  • 1969
    Søren Nystrøm Rasted
  • 1969
    Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
  • 1970
    Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1970
    Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1970
    Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
  • 1972
    Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1973
    Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
  • 1973
    Leeann Tweeden, American model and television presenter
  • 1973
    Mattias Hellberg, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • 1973
    Sam Adams, American football player
  • 1973
    Tanner Foust, American racing driver
  • 1973
    Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
  • 1974
    Brande Roderick, American actress
  • 1974
    Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • 1974
    Steve-O, American stunt performer and television personality
  • 1974
    Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1974
    Valeri Bure, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Ante Covic, Australian footballer
  • 1975
    Jennifer Nicole Lee, American model
  • 1975
    Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • 1975
    Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
  • 1976
    Jason ‘J’Brown, English Singer
  • 1976
    Kym Marsh, English singer, actress and T.V. presenter
  • 1978
    Ethan Embry, American actor
  • 1978
    Jason Michael Carroll, country musician
  • 1978
    Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor
  • 1978
    Mikako Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
  • 1979
    Nila Håkedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player
  • 1980
    Darius Vassell, English footballer
  • 1980
    Florent Malouda, French footballer
  • 1980
    Jamario Moon, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver
  • 1980
    Sarah Connor, German singer
  • 1981
    Chris Evans, American actor
  • 1982
    Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • 1983
    Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
  • 1983
    Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • 1983
    Ryan Conferido, American dancer
  • 1984
    Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
  • 1985
    Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • 1986
    Ashley Olsen, American actress
  • 1986
    Kat Dennings, American actress
  • 1986
    Keisuke Honda, Japanese footballer
  • 1986
    Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress
  • 1988
    Austin Thornton, American drummer (Woe, Is Me)
  • 1988
    Gabe Carimi, American football player
  • 1989
    Lisa Tucker, American singer
  • 1989
    Tommy Searle, English motocross racer
  • 1990
    Aaron Johnson, English actor

Who Died On June 13?

  • 1036
    Ali az-Zahir, caliph (b. 1005)
  • 1231
    Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (b. 1195)
  • 1256
    Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
  • 1636
    George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
  • 1645
    Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
  • 1665
    Egbert Bartholomeusz Kortenaer, Dutch admiral (b. 1604)
  • 1760
    Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (b. 1696)
  • 1784
    Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1881
    Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805)
  • 1886
    King Ludwig II of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • 1898
    Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840)
  • 1904
    Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • 1918
    Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II (b. 1878) (murdered)
  • 1930
    Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • 1931
    Kitasato Shibasaburō, Japanese physician (b. 1851)
  • 1943
    Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • 1951
    Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1954
    Henry Blogg, English lifeboatman, George Cross and British Empire Medal recipient (b. 1876)
  • 1958
    Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • 1965
    David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1965
    Martin Buber, Austrian-born Israeli philosopher (b. 1878)
  • 1972
    Clyde McPhatter, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 1972
    Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • 1972
    Georg von Békésy, Hungarian biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
  • 1972
    Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-born German World War II spy (b. 1891)
  • 1977
    Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
  • 1979
    Darla Hood, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 1979
    Demetrio Stratos, Italian musician (b. 1945)
  • 1980
    Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (b. 1942)
  • 1982
    King Khalid of Saudi Arabia (b. 1912)
  • 1982
    Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 1982
    Riccardo Paletti, Formula One driver (b. 1958)
  • 1984
    António Variações, Portuguese hairdresser and musician (b. 1944)
  • 1986
    Benny Goodman, American musician (b. 1909)
  • 1987
    Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 1989
    Fran Allison, American, early television personality (Kukla, Fran and Ollie) (b. 1907)
  • 1993
    Deke Slayton, astronaut (b. 1924)
  • 1993
    Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 1997
    Nguyen Manh Tuong, Vietnamese lawyer and intellectual (b. 1909)
  • 1998
    Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (b. 1911)
  • 1998
    Reg Smythe, British comic artist (Andy Capp) (b. 1917)
  • 2002
    John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • 2003
    Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2004
    Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
  • 2004
    Ralph Wiley, American journalist and writer (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005
    Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2006
    Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
  • 2008
    Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (b. 1926)
  • 2008
    Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator (b. 1950)
  • 2009
    Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)

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