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

Assassination Attempt

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

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? 40 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus