|June 13 in recent years
June 13 is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1525 - Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy doctrine decreed by the Roman Catholic Church on priests and nuns.
- 1625 - King Charles I is married to the French princess Henrietta Maria de Bourbon
- 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, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
- 1798 - Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is founded.
- 1805 - Lewis and Clark Expedition: Scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
- 1871 - In Labrador, a hurricane kills 300 people.
- 1881 - The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.
- 1886 - A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia.
- 1893 - Grover Cleveland undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove 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.
- 1913 - Great Gorge and International Railway trolley passes under garbage chute in Niagara Falls when it breaks, covering the passenger-loaded car in garbage.
- 1917 - deadliest German air raid on London during WWI carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
- 1920 - The United States Postal Service rules that children may not be sent via parcel post.
- 1927 - A ticker-tape parade is held for aviator Charles Lindbergh down 5th Avenue in New York City.
- 1934 - Adolf Hitler and Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as "a silly little monkey".
- 1935 - In one of the biggest upsets in championship boxing, the 10 to 1 underdog James J. Braddock defeated Max Baer in Long Island City, New York, and became the heavyweight champion of the world.
- 1942 - The United States opens its Office of War Information.
- 1944 - World War II: Germany launches a counter attack on 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 was shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.
- 1953 - Hungarian Prime Minister Mátyás Rákosi is replaced by Imre Nagy
- 1955 - Mir Mine, the first diamond mine of the USSR, is discovered.
- 1956 - Real Madrid win the inaugural European Champion Clubs' Cup final, defeating Stade de Reims 4-3 at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
- 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.
- 1970 - "The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last Number 1 song.
- 1971 - Vietnam War: The New York Times begins to publish 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 manmade object to leave the solar system.
- 1992 - The Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League logged the first (and, to date, only) shutout in league history, defeating the San Antonio Force, 50-0.
- 1994 - A jury in Anchorage, 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 the death penalty for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
- 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.
- 2000 - Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
- 2002 - The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 2005 - A jury in Santa Maria 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.
- 2012 – A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.
- 2015 – A man opens fire at policemen outside the police headquarters in Dallas, Texas, while a bag containing a pipe bomb is also found. He was later shot dead by police.
- 823 - Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor and King of the West Franks (d. 877)
- 1649 - Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)
- 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)
- 1822 - Carl Schmidt, German chemist (d. 1884)
- 1831 - James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (d. 1879)
- 1864 - Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
- 1864 - Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (d. 1939)
- 1863 - Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
- 1865 - William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1939)
- 1870 - Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
- 1876 - William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
- 1884 - Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
- 1884 - Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
- 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 - Harold 'Red' Grange, American football player (d. 1991)
- 1906 - Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
- 1910 - Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
- 1910 - Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Galician writer (d. 1999)
- 1910 - Mary Wickes, American actress (d. 1995)
- 1911 - Luis Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
- 1911 - Erwin Müller, German-born physicist (d. 1977)
- 1912 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
- 1913 - Etienne Leroux, major Afrikaans author.
- 1915 - Don Budge, American tennis player (d. 2000)
- 1917 - Teddy Turner, comedian (d. 1992)
- 1918 - Ben Johnson, American actor (d. 1996)
- 1924 - Percy Rodriguez, Canadian actor (d. 2007)
- 1926 - Paul Lynde, American actor (d. 1982)
- 1928 - John Forbes Nash, American mathematician, Nobel laureate
- 1929 - Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
- 1933 - Tom King, British politician
- 1933 - Erich Ribbeck, German football soccer trainer
- 1934 - Lady Annabel Goldsmith, English socialite
- 1935 - Christo, Bulgarian artist
- 1935 - Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebonnt, French artist
- 1939 - Tom Cheek, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- 1940 - Bobby Freeman, American soul singer
- 1941 - Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer
- 1941 - Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player
- 1943 - Malcolm McDowell, English actor
- 1944 - Ban Ki-moon, the current U.N. 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)
- 1949 - Dennis Locorriere, American singer and guitarist (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
- 1950 - Michael Stark, Australian actor
- 1950 - Gerd Zewe, German footballer
- 1951 - Richard Thomas, American actor
- 1951 - Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor
- 1952 - Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
- 1953 - Tim Allen, American comedian and actor
- 1954 - Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
- 1955 - Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
- 1957 - Roy Cooper, American politician, Governor of North Carolina
- 1959 - Steve Georganas, Australian politician
- 1959 - Lance Kinsey, Canadian actor
- 1961 - Anders Järryd, Swedish tennis player
- 1962 - Ally Sheedy, American actress
- 1962 - Glenn Michibata, Canadian professional tennis player
- 1963 - Bettina Bunge, German tennis player
- 1963 - Paul De Lisle, American musician (Smash Mouth)
- 1964 - Kathy Burke, English actress
- 1965 - Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer
- 1965 - Infanta Cristina
- 1966 - Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
- 1966 - Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
- 1968 - David Gray, British musician
- 1968 - Denise Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
- 1968 - Fabio Baldato, Italyan cyclist
- 1969 - Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
- 1970 - Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer
- 1970 - Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
- 1970 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
- 1972 - Natalie MacMaster, Canadian musician
- 1973 - Sam Adams, American football player
- 1973 - Mattias Hellberg, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
- 1973 - Ville Laihiala, Finnish musician (Sentenced, Poisonblack)
- 1973 - Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
- 1974 - Selma Björnsdóttir, Icelandic singer
- 1974 - Steve-O, American television personality
- 1974 - Brande Roderick, American actress
- 1974 - Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
- 1974 - Valeri Bure, Russian ice hockey player
- 1975 - Ante Covic, Australian footballer
- 1975 - Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
- 1976 - Kym Marsh, English singer, actress, & T.V. presenter
- 1977 - Alaura Eden, American porn actress
- 1978 - Ethan Embry, American actor
- 1978 - Mathis Künzler, Swiss actor
- 1978 - Jason Michael Carroll, Country musician
- 1979 - Nila Håkedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player
- 1980 - Darius Vassell, English footballer
- 1980 - Florent Malouda, French footballer
- 1980 - Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver
- 1980 - Sarah Connor, German singer
- 1981 - Chris Evans, American actor
- 1981 - Shanna Ferrigno, American reality television star
- 1981 - David Madden, 4th-ranked Jeopardy! champion of all-time
- 1982 - Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
- 1983 - Matt Allison, British racing driver
- 1984 - Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
- 1985 - Raz-B, American singer (B2K)
- 1985 - Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985 - Angel Vivaldi, American Instrumental Guitarist
- 1986 - Kat Dennings, American actress
- 1986 - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, American actresses
- 1036 - Ali az-Zahir, caliph (b. 1005)
- 1231 - Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (b. 1195)
- 1256 - Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
- 1636 - George Gordon, 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, French Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840)
- 1918 - Tsar Mikhail Alexandrovitch Romanov (b. 1878)
- 1931 - Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851)
- 1943 - Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
- 1951 - Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
- 1958 - Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
- 1965 - Martin Buber, Austrian philosopher (b. 1878)
- 1965 - David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
- 1972 - Clyde McPhatter, American musician (b. 1932)
- 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)
- 1972 - Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
- 1977 - Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
- 1979 - Darla Hood, American actress (b. 1931)
- 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)
- 1986 - Benny Goodman, American musician (b. 1909)
- 1987 - Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)
- 1989 - Fran Allison, American, early television personality (Kukla) (b. 1907)
- 1993 - Deke Slayton, astronaut (b. 1924)
- 1993 - Gérard Côté, French Canadian runner (b. 1913)
- 1998 - Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (b. 1911)
- 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 - Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
- 2005 - Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
- 2005 - David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
- 2005 - Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
- 2006 - Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
- 2007 - Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
Holidays and observances
- Saint Anthony of Padua, priest, confessor, Doctor of the Church [common; GTZ: Franciscans]
- Saint Agricius, bishop of Sens, confessor [GTZ: Sens]
- Saint Landoald, bishop, confessor [GTZ: Bruges]
- Saint Leo III, pope [PCP (Paris)]
- Saint Onuphrius, hermit, confessor [GTZ: Constance, Mainz]
- Saint Ragnobert, martyr [GTZ: Lyon]
- Saint Rambert
- Saint Valerian, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
- Saint Valericus, bishop [WTS (Bruges)]
- Blessed Odwin
- Blessed Thomas Woodhouse, martyr
- Blessed Damhnade, virgin [ Fermanagh]
- Saint Felicola, virgin, martyr [GTZ: Cologne, Trier, Worms, France]
111 Familypedia people were born on June 13
112 Familypedia people died on June 13
94 Familypedia people were first married on June 13