December 13 is the 347th day of the Gregorian calendar (348th in leap years).
1545 - Roman Catholic Council of Trent held
1937 - The militaristic Japanese Empire captures the capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing, and conducts the Nanjing Massacre.
1950 - The Battle of Jangjin Lake is over.
1959 - Macarios III, Archbishop of Cyprus, becomes president.
1974 - Malta is changed from a Commonwealth constitutional monarchy to a republic.
1991 - The Inter-Korean Basic Agreement is signed.
2006 - The Yangtze River Dolphin is declared extinct.
2014 - A landslide on the Indonesian island of Java leaves 56 dead and 52 missing.
1521 - Pope Sixtus V
1553 – Henry IV, King of France (b.
1797 – Heinrich Heine, German post-Romantic poet (d.
1921 – Jin Eui-jong, a South Korean politician (b.
1928 – Lee Yong-su, a South Korean social activist.
1929 – Christopher Plummer, an American actor.
1934 – Richard D. Jannock, an American film producer.
1942 – Kim Seong-geun, South Korean baseball player (b.
1952 – Dokgo Young-jae, South Korean actor
1957 – Steve Buscemi, American actor and director
1964 – Hide, Japanese musician (X JAPAN)
1965 – Lee Seung-hwan, South Korean singer-songwriter (b.
1967 – Yuji Oda, Japanese actress
1967 – Jamie Foxx, American actress (b.
1972 – Kim Jung-tae, a South Korean actor.
1974 – Park Dul-seon, a South Korean model.
1977 – Go Se-won, South Korean actress
1980 – Yu-mi, South Korean singer and songwriter (b.
Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player.
Jini Choi of the Korean music band Rumble Fish.
Japanese actress Eita
Lee Jung-woo, South Korean table tennis player
Spanish footballer Santi Cazola
1986 – Michael Rustig, a Swedish footballer.
American singer Taylor Swift
Japanese singer and model Airi Furukawa
1998 – Xiao (UP10TION), South Korean singer
1250 - Frederick II of the Holy Roman Empire.
1557 – Niccolo Tartaglia, Italian mathematician (d.
1602 – Kim Myung-won, a Joseon official.
1834 – Sunjo, the 23rd king of the Joseon Dynasty.
1866 – Son Seon-ji, a Catholic martyr in Joseon (d.
1944 – Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter (b.
1965 – Robert Sink, an American soldier (b.
1996 – Francesco Gabrielli, an Italian Arab scholar.
2009 – Paul Samuelson, an American economist (b.
2011 – Park Tae-joon, a South Korean businessman and politician (b.
2016 – Thomas Schelling, an American economist (b.
2019 – Richard G. Hatcher, American politician (b.
2020 – Ambrose Mandbulo Delamini, Eswatini politician (b.
2021 – Veronica Porque, Spanish actress (b.
2021 – Kim Young-joo, politician of the Democratic Republic of Korea (d.
National Memorial Day for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre: People's Republic of China
St. Lucia's Day: Scandinavia
Previous: December 12 Next day: December 14 - Delivered: November 13 Next month: January 13
Lunar calendar: December 13