May 1913 calendar

May 1913

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1913.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1913: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1913?


  • 01 May 1913 Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th Steet New York City, New York.
  • 03 May 1913 Raja Harishchandra, the first full-length Indian feature film, is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
  • 06 May 1913 King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania.
  • 09 May 1913 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote.
  • 10 May 1913 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8.
  • 12 May 1913 Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2).
  • 13 May 1913 Igor Sikorsky becomes the first person to pilot a 4-engine aircraft.
  • 14 May 1913 French Hals museum opens in Harleem Netherlands.
  • 19 May 1913 Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land in USA.
  • 20 May 1913 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4.
  • 29 May 1913 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
  • 30 May 1913 As managers who have won 1,000 games
  • 31 May 1913 Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6).
  • 30 May 1913 The Treaty of London is signed, ending the First Balkan War; Albania becomes an independent nation.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1913?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - When I Waltz with You
  2. - On the Mississippi
  3. - When I Lost You
  4. - In the Evening by the Moonlight
  5. - When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?