May 13 is the 133th day of the Gregorian calendar (134th in leap years).
1981 - Pope John Paul II is shot by a young Turkish extremist Muslim in St. Peter's Square.
1996 - A tornado from a powerful thunderstorm kills 600 people in Bangladesh.
1998 - Racial riots erupt in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and raped.
year 2014 -
Soma Mine Explosion Accident: An explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Manisa Province, western Turkey killed 301 people and injured 122 others.
Hundreds of people were killed when a 23-story apartment building collapsed in Ansan 1-dong, Pyeongcheon District, Pyongyang, North Korea.
2015 - A shooting incident occurred at the reserve army training ground in Naegok-dong, Seoul, killing 3 people and injuring 2 others.
1940 - Winston Churchill delivers his first speech to Parliament three days after taking office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
2001 - The Suwon World Cup Stadium was opened.
2017 - Bishop Seon-tae Kim, the 8th diocese of the Jeonju Diocese of the Catholic Church, was ordained and seated Mass was held.
1655 - Pope Innocent XIII.
1717 – Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia.
1742 – Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Archduke of Austria.
1792 - Pope Pius IX.
1840 – Alphonse Daudet, French novelist (b.
1882 – Georges Braque, French artist (d.
1888 – Inge Lehmann, a Danish seismologist who discovered the Earth's inner core.
1924 – Giovanni Sartori, an Italian political scientist (d.
1937 – Roger Zelazny, American fantasy novelist and science fiction writer (b.
1941 – Kim Seong-gyeom, a South Korean actor.
1944 – Son Sook, a South Korean actress.
1947 – Kim Hee-ra, a South Korean actress.
1950 – Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter (b.
1951 – Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Gong, a Chinese religious leader.
1961 – Dennis Rodman, American professional basketball player (b.
1962 – Lee Kwang-pil, South Korean singer (b.
Bae Jong-ok is a South Korean actor.
Stephen Colbert, American comedian and broadcaster.
1969 – Kim Hong-seong, South Korean announcer (b.
1974 – Choi Young-pil, South Korean baseball player (b.
1975 – Yeo Min-jeong, a South Korean voice actress.
1977 – Chris Oxspring, an Australian baseball player.
1978 – Junji Majima, Japanese voice actress
Korean singer Woo Woo-seok (Click B).
Lee Jae-kyung (Nell) is a South Korean singer.
Heo Jae-in, a former South Korean baseball player.
Lee Ji-ae, a South Korean broadcaster and former announcer.
Korean trot singer Yeong-tak
Ji Eun-hee, a South Korean golf player.
British actor Robert Pattinson.
Shin Jeong-rak, a South Korean baseball player.
Hye-jin Jang, South Korean archery player
Bang Min-ah of Girl's Day, a South Korean singer.
Debbie Ryan, American actress, singer, musician, songwriter and producer
Belgian footballer Romelu Lukaku
978 – King Gyeongsun of Silla.
1573 – Shingen Takeda, a daimyo of the Sengoku period, Japan.
1903 – Apollinario Mabini, Filipino independence activist and first Prime Minister (b.
1915 – Count Sergei Witte, Russian politician (b.
1930 – Pritioff Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientist, and diplomat (b.
1945 – Han Seong-su, a South Korean independence activist (b.
1961 – Gary Cooper, American actor.
1984 – Stanislaw Ulam, Polish-American mathematician (b.
2002 – Valery Lovanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager.
2006 – Kim Dong-won, South Korean actor (b.
2011 – Wallace McCain, a Canadian businessman and co-founder of McCain Foods.
2018 – Margot Kidder, American actress (b.