On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1981

Historical Events

  • Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st European Cup Winner's Cup against Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in Düsseldorf

MurderAssassination Attempt

Pope John Paul II is shot and critically wounded by Turkish gunman Mehemet Ali Agca in St Peter's Square, Vatican City

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
  • Sunny Leone, Canadian born Indian American model and actress, born in Sarnia, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Weinrich, American organist and composer, dies at 76
1981 Highlights

About May 13, 1981

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus