On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty for her part in the US college admissions scandal
  • American diver Victor Vescovo makes the deepest dive ever to the bottom of the Mariana trench at 10,927m (35,849ft), and finds a plastic bag
  • China retatiates against the US as their trade war escalates, raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of goods affecting over 4,000 items
  • Diary of Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt's last days rediscovered and displayed for the 400th anniversary of his execution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir is charged in connection with the deaths of protesters the previous month

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • New study on the moon shows it is still shrinking with recent moonquakes as it cools, published in journal "Nature Geoscience"
  • Sri Lanka imposes a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am to curb violence against Muslims after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks
  • The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G &CC: Steve Stricker wins his first career major title by 6 strokes ahead of Billy Andrade, Paul Goydos & David Toms

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDoris Day

Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), dies of pneumonia at 97

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day