|September 13 in recent years
September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 109 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 509 BC - The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
- 122 - The building of Hadrian's Wall begins.
- 533 - General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.
- 1224 - Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata.
- 1440 - Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes.
- 1503 - Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
- 1504 - Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
- 1609 - Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him - the Hudson River.
- 1743 - Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
- 1759 - Battle of the Plains of Abraham: British defeat French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.
- 1788 - The United States' Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the country's first presidential election, and New York City becomes the temporary capital of the U.S..
- 1791 - King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
- 1814 - The British fail to capture Baltimore. Turning point in the War of 1812.
- 1814 - Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner
- 1847 - Mexican-American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City in the Mexican-American War.
- 1862 - American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.
- 1882 - The Battle of Tel al-Kebir is fought in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
- 1898 - Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.
- 1899 - Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
- 1899 - Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.
- 1900 - Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
- 1906 - First fixed-wing aircraft flight in Europe.
- 1914 - During World War I, South African troops open hostilities in German south-west Africa (Namibia) with an assault on the Ramansdrift police station.
- 1922 - The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.7°C (135.9°F).
- 1923 - Military coup in Spain - Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.
- 1935 - Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway.
- 1940 - World War II: German bombs damage Buckingham Palace.
- 1940 - World War II: Italy invades Egypt.
- 1942 - World War II: Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Imperial Japanese Army with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.
- 1943 - Chiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China.
- 1948 - Margaret Chase Smith is elected senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
- 1953 - Nikita Khrushchev appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1956 - The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.
- 1956 - IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.
- 1968 - Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.
- 1971 - State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prison to end a prison revolt. 42 people die in the assault.
- 1979 - South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).
- 1987 - Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and leading some to die from radiation poisoning.
- 1988 - Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere (based on barometric pressure).
- 1989 - Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.
- 1993 - Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway.
- 1993 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
- 1994 - Ulysses probe passes the Sun's south pole.
- 1999 - Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
- 2001 - Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the U.S. after the September 11.
- 2006 - At Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide.
- 1087 - John II Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1143)
- 1475 - Cesare Borgia, Italian aristocrat (d. 1507)
- 1502 - John Leland, English antiquarian (d. 1552)
- 1520 - William Cecil, English statesman (d. 1598)
- 1604 - William Brereton, English soldier and politician (d. 1661)
- 1676 - Élisabeth Charlotte of Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine (d. 1741)
- 1739 - Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (d. 1791)
- 1766 - Samuel Wilson, possible namesake of Uncle Sam (d. 1854)
- 1775 - Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)
- 1802 - Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880)
- 1813 - John Sedgwick, American Civil War general (d. 1864)
- 1819 - Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
- 1830 - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (d. 1916)
- 1842 - John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (d. 1920)
- 1851 - Walter Reed, American physician and biologist (d. 1902)
- 1857 - Michał Drzymała, Polish peasant rebel (d. 1937)
- 1857 - Milton S. Hershey, American confectioner (d. 1945)
- 1860 - John J. Pershing, American general (d. 1948)
- 1863 - Arthur Henderson, British politician and union leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1935)
- 1873 - Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician (d. 1950)
- 1874 - Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (d. 1962)
- 1874 - Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-born composer (d. 1951)
- 1876 - Sherwood Anderson, American writer (d. 1941)
- 1877 - Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer (d. 1957)
- 1877 - Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (d. 1962)
- 1882 - Ramón Grau, Cuban president (d. 1969)
- 1885 - Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian geometer (d. 1962)
- 1886 - Sir Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1975)
- 1886 - Amelie Beese, German aviator and sculptor. (d. 1925)
- 1887 - Lavoslav Ruzicka, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
- 1893 - Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
- 1894 - J.B. Priestley, English playwright and novelist (d. 1984)
- 1894 - Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
- 1895 - Morris Kirksey, American rugby player (d. 1981)
- 1899 - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, leader of the Iron Guard (d. 1938)
- 1903 - Claudette Colbert, American actress (d. 1996)
- 1911 - Bill Monroe, American singer (d. 1996)
- 1916 - Roald Dahl, British writer (d. 1990)
- 1916 - Dick Haymes, Argentine vocalist (d. 1980)
- 1917 - Robert Ward, American composer
- 1922 - Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
- 1923 - Edouard Boubat, French photographer (d. 1999)
- 1924 - Scott Brady, American film actor (d. 1985)
- 1924 - Maurice Jarre, French composer
- 1925 - Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
- 1926 - Emile Francis, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
- 1929 - Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (d. 2004)
- 1930 - Robert Gavron, British printing millionaire
- 1931 - Barbara Bain, American actress
- 1933 - Eileen Fulton, American actress
- 1936 - Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian neo-Nazi
- 1937 - Don Bluth, American animator
- 1938 - Judith Martin, American etiquette writer
- 1938 - John Smith, Labour Party Leader 1992 - 1994. (d. 1994)
- 1939 - Richard Kiel, American actor
- 1940 - Óscar Arias, Costa Rican politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- 1941 - Tadao Ando, Japanese architect
- 1941 - Ahmet Necdet Sezer, 10th President of Turkey
- 1941 - David Clayton-Thomas, Canadian singer (Blood)
- 1942 - Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, aka Iron Sheik, professional wrestler
- 1944 - Jacqueline Bisset, British actress
- 1944 - Peter Cetera, American musician (Chicago)
- 1945 - Noël Godin, Belgian humorist
- 1945 - Andres Küng, Swedish-Estonian politician, journalist (d. 2002)
- 1946 - Frank Marshall, American film producer
- 1948 - Nell Carter, American actress (d. 2003)
- 1948 - Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist
- 1949 - Fred Sonic Smith, American musician (MC5) (d. 1994)
- 1950 - Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
- 1951 - Jean Smart, American actress
- 1951 - Linda Wong, Asian adult actress (d. 1987)
- 1952 - Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
- 1952 - Raymond O'Connor, American actor
- 1952 - Don Was, American singer
- 1955 - Joe Morris, American musician
- 1957 - John G. Trueschler, American politician.
- 1957 - Vinny Appice, American musician (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell)
- 1960 - Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- 1961 - Dave Mustaine, American musician (Megadeth)
- 1961 - KK Null, Japanese musician
- 1961 - Peter Roskam, Republican Congressman from Illinois
- 1962 - Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author
- 1965 - Zak Starkey, British musician
- 1965 - Annie Duke, American poker player
- 1966 - Maria Furtwängler, German physician
- 1967 - Michael Johnson, American athlete
- 1967 - Tim 'Ripper' Owens, American singer (Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest)
- 1968 - Emma Sjöberg, Swedish model
- 1968 - Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1969 - Tyler Perry, American actor
- 1969 - Ilka Knickenberg, German actress
- 1969 - Shane Warne, Australian cricketer
- 1970 - Louise Lombard, British actress
- 1970 - Jason Scott Sadofsky, American programmer
- 1970 - Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress
- 1971 - Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player
- 1971 - Manabu Namiki, Japanese composer
- 1971 - Stella McCartney, English fashion designer
- 1973 - Christine Arron, French runner
- 1973 - Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer
- 1973 - Kelly Chen, Chinese singer
- 1973 - Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
- 1974 - Craig Rivet, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974 - Keith Murray, American rapper
- 1974 - Éric Lapointe, Canadian football player
- 1975 - Joe Don Rooney, American musician (Rascal Flatts)
- 1975 - Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver
- 1976 - Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer
- 1976 - Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer
- 1976 - José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977 - Fiona Apple, American singer
- 1977 - Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor, singer and composer
- 1977 - Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone)
- 1978 - Megan Henning, American actress
- 1978 - Darren Kenton, English footballer
- 1979 - Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic)
- 1979 - Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player
- 1979 - Catalina Cruz, American Pornstar
- 1980 - Han Chae Young, South Korean actress
- 1980 - Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player
- 1980 - Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer
- 1980 - Viren Rasquinha, Indian field hockey player
- 1980 - Ben Savage, American actor
- 1980 - Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
- 1980 - Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice)
- 1981 - Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist
- 1981 - Angel Williams, Canadian wrestler
- 1982 - Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
- 1982 - Rickie Weeks, American baseball player
- 1982 - Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
- 1983 - James Bourne, English musician
- 1986 - Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver
- 1986 - Sean Williams, American basketball player
- 1987 - Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union International
- 1988 - Keith Treacy, Irish footballer
- 81 - Titus, Roman emperor (b. 39)
- 1321 - Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (b. 1265)
- 1438 - Duarte, King of Portugal (b. 1391)
- 1506 - Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter
- 1557 - John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
- 1592 - Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
- 1598 - Philip II, King of Spain (b. 1526)
- 1632 - Leopold V, regent of the Tyrol (b. 1586)
- 1759 - James Wolfe, British general (b. 1727)
- 1766 - Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
- 1806 - Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
- 1808 - Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (b. 1718)
- 1813 - Hezqeyas of Ethiopia, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia
- 1847 - Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (b. 1767)
- 1872 - Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, German philosopher (b. 1804)
- 1881 - Ambrose Burnside, American Civil War general and politician (b. 1824)
- 1885 - Friedrich Kiel, Austrian composer (b. 1821)
- 1894 - Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (b. 1841)
- 1904 - Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
- 1905 - René Goblet, French politician (b. 1828)
- 1912 - Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general (b. 1849)
- 1915 - Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
- 1928 - Italo Svevo, Italian author (b. 1861)
- 1946 - Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter (b. 1875)
- 1946 - Amon Göth, commandant of Nazi concentration camp (b. 1908)
- 1949 - August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
- 1965 - Jean B. Fletcher, American architect (b. 1915)
- 1973 - Betty Field, American actress (b. 1913)
- 1976 - Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and film maker (b. 1895)
- 1976 - Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
- 1977 - Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (b. 1882)
- 1987 - Mervyn LeRoy, American film director (b. 1900)
- 1991 - Joe Pasternak, American film director (b. 1901)
- 1996 - Tupac Shakur, aka 2Pac, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)
- 1998 - Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
- 1998 - George Wallace, American politician (b. 1919)
- 1999 - Benjamin Bloom, American educational theorist (b. 1913)
- 2001 - Dorothy McGuire, American actress (b. 1916)
- 2003 - Frank O'Bannon, Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)
- 2004 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)
- 2005 - Toni Fritsch, Austrian football and American football player (b. 1945)
- 2005 - Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (b. 1916)
- 2006 - Ann Richards, 46th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
- 2007 - Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
Holidays and observances
113 Familypedia people were born on September 13
112 Familypedia people died on September 13
80 Familypedia people were first married on September 13