May

May 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 13

May 13th is officially celebrated as International Hummus Day and Leprechaun Day.

Welcome to day 133 of the year folks, there are 232 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Taurus.

Learn all about May 13th right here as we step back in time to the major events that all made this day a unique day in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1983, Reggie Jackson became the first major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times? He would eventually retire with a total of 2,597 strikeouts.

Keep reading for more facts about May 13th in history!

What Happened On May 13 In History?

2019

A new study was published in the journal “Nature Geoscience,” which showed that the moon is still shrinking with recent moonquakes as it cools.

1992

Three astronauts, Richard J. Hieb, Thomas D. Akers and Pierre J. Thuot, simultaneously walked in space for the first time.

Source NASA
1991

Apple released their Macintosh System 7.0.

Qualities of this new operating system included virtual memory, personal file sharing, QuickTime, QuickDraw 3D, and an improved user interface.
1983

Reggie Jackson became the first major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times.

1981

An assassination attempt was made on Pope John Paul II.

While the Pope was entering St. Peter's Square, he was shot four times and suffered blood loss. The shooter was arrested and sentenced to life prison, however the Pope pardoned him and the shooter was deported to Turkey.
1970

The Beatles movie, “Let it Be,” premiered.

OTD in 1970: The Beatles movie
The film was a documentary following their rehearsals and recording for their final studio album "Let it Be."
1949

The first British-made jet bomber made its first test flight, called the Canberra.

1940

Winston Churchill made his famous speech to the House of Commons.

This was Winston Churchill's first ever speech, where he said his famous quote "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." It was his first speech as Prime Minister.
1918

The first US airmail stamps were issued, costing 24 cents.

1913

The first four-engine aircraft was built and flown by Igor Sikorsky.

OTD in 1913: The first four-engine aircraft was built and flown by Igor Sikorsky.

Did you know that on this day, May 13th 1983, Reggie Jackson became the first major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times?