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May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013, was a Wednesday. It was 11 years and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 2013:

  • US authorities seize accounts associated with the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 15, 2013:

  • United States: "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • United Kingdom: "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 15, 2013

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess
  • Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
  • Stay - Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
  • Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
  • Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
Play the top singles from 2013
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2013. Take a trip back to the peak days of Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Avicii.
Iron Man 3

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Iron Man 3" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 4,027 days ago. Approximately 134 months have passed. It was the 135th day of 2013, in week 20. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 11 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. We have gone through approximately 45 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to May 15, 2013

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is May 15, 2013, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 2013 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is at the top of the singles charts, while "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Iron Man 3 is at the top of the box office.

David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Scandal", "Chicago Fire", "Arrow", and "Hannibal". Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

It's 2013, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Bruno Mars. The world is shocked by news that Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Georgina DeJesus have been found alive in Cleveland, Ohio after 11 years of being missing. The three women had been imprisoned by a man called Ariel Castro up until recently, when Amanda Berry and her daughter managed to escape and alert authorities. In soccer, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has just announced that he is retiring. The news has come as a shock to many, with pundits referring to it as "the end of an era." Everton manager David Moyes has been announced as his replacement. Fans have nicknamed Moyes "The Chosen One" following reports that Ferguson personally handpicked Moyes over Jose Mourinho.

Underdogs Wigan Athletic have won the FA Cup after pulling off an unexpected 1-0 victory over favorites Manchester City. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Gia Allemand, and Lisa Robin Kelly would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Clash of Clans", "Borderlands 2", and "Dead Space 3".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Horrid Henry", "Glee", "Fish Hooks", and "Jessie". Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the Sing-A-Ma-Jigs, Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen, and Monster High dolls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 2013.

  • Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are found alive.

    Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are found alive

    On May 6th, 2013, three women who had been missing for a decade were found alive. Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight had all been held captive by Ariel Castro at his house in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Eurovision 2013.

    Eurovision 2013

    The 2013 Eurovision song contest was held in Malmo, Sweden. Denmark won the contest with the song "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest.
  • Vine.

    Vine

    A video-hosting service called "Vine" became huge in 2013. The website gave users the ability to upload short video clips that looped.
  • Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    The song "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) won a Grammy for 2013's Record of the Year.
  • 2013 in music.

    2013 in music

    Popular music artists in 2013 included Macklemore, will.i.am, Swedish House Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, Pink, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avicii and Lorde.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2013?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2013?

    The best NBA players in 2013 were as follows: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, David Lee, Paul George, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and James Harden.
  • Time Person of the Year 2013.

    Time Person of the Year 2013

    The newly-elected Pope Francis was named Time Person of the Year 2013.
  • Mila Kunis.

    Mila Kunis

    Actress Mila Kunis was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2013.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2013, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Franck Ribéry, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Andrés Iniesta, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Gareth Bale and Andrea Pirlo.
  • 2013 in movies.

    2013 in movies

    Popular movies in 2013 included Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Conjuring, 12 Years A Slave, Despicable Me 2, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, World War Z and Thor: The Dark World.
  • 12 Years a Slave.

    12 Years a Slave

    The movie "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013.
  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 15, 2013.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 15, 2013.

  • April 15, 2013: The Boston Marathon bombings occur.
  • April 17, 2013: 15 people die after an ammonium nitrate explosion occurs at the West Fertilizer Company storage facility in Texas.
  • April 19, 2013:
    • Daft Punk release their single "Get Lucky".
    • The video game "Surgeon Simulator" is released on Steam.
    • Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed during a shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts.
  • April 21, 2013:
    • Football: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez bites Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
    • The Game of Thrones episode "And Now His Watch Is Ended" is aired: Daenerys frees the slaves using her new Unsullied army.
  • April 22, 2013: Manchester United win the Premier League after defeating Aston Villa 3-0 at Old Trafford.
  • April 24, 2013: 1,134 people are killed after an eight-story commercial building collapses in Dhaka District, Bangladesh.
  • April 26, 2013: Glee actor Cory Monteith checks out of rehab.
  • April 27, 2013: Michael Jordan marries Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto.
  • April 30, 2013: Windows Live Messenger (formerly known as MSN Messenger) is discontinued for English speakers.
  • May 1, 2013: Soccer: Bayern Munich thrash Barcelona 7-0 in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.
  • May 3, 2013: Iron Man 3 (2013) is released in cinemas.
  • May 6, 2013:
    • Amanda Berry, Michele Knight and Georgina DeJesus are all found alive after having been missing for a decade.
    • It is confirmed that Rihanna and Chris Brown have broken up for the second time.
  • May 7, 2013: Rapper Ja Rule is released from prison after serving time for tax evasion.
  • May 8, 2013:
    • Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.
    • Arizona crime: Jodi Arias is found guilty of the 2008 murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.
  • May 9, 2013:
    • Football: Manchester United announce that David Moyes will be taking over as manager.
    • Struggling social network "Bebo" files for bankruptcy protection.
  • May 11, 2013: Wigan Athletic win the FA Cup after defeating Manchester City 1-0.
  • This date: May 15, 2013
  • May 16, 2013:
    • Candice Glover wins the 12th season of American Idol.
    • The final episode of The Office (American version) is aired on TV.
  • May 17, 2013: It is announced that Jose Mourinho will be leaving Real Madrid.
  • May 18, 2013: David Beckham plays his final game.
  • May 19, 2013: Football: Paul Scholes plays his final game for Manchester United.
  • May 20, 2013:
    • Football: It is announced that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club.
    • It is announced that Yahoo will be purchasing microblogging website Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
  • May 21, 2013: Soccer: Stoke City sack Tony Pulis.
  • May 23, 2013: Actress Amanda Bynes is arrested after allegedly throwing a bong out of her apartment window in Manhattan.
  • May 25, 2013:
    • Bayern Munich win the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final after an 89th-minute goal by Arjen Robben gives them a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund.
    • Smosh becomes the most-subscribed YouTube channel.
  • May 28, 2013: Reddit's /r/atheism subreddit bans memes.
  • May 31, 2013: Football: Radamel Falcao signs for AS Monaco.
  • June 2, 2013: The Game of Thrones episode "The Rains of Castamere" is aired: The Red Wedding occurs.
  • June 3, 2013:
    • Football: Jose Mourinho becomes the manager of Chelsea for the second time.
    • Actress Jiah Khan commits suicide at her home in Juhu, Mumbai.
    • Lorde releases the single "Royals".
    • Chelsea Manning goes on trial for leaking classified material.
  • June 5, 2013: Whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals the existence of PRISM.
  • June 7, 2013: Serial killer Richard Ramirez dies from cancer.
  • June 12, 2013: South Korean boy group BTS release their debut single "2 Cool 4 Skool".
  • June 14, 2013:
    • The game "The Last of Us" is released on the PlayStation 3.
    • Immaculate Basil (27) goes missing in Fort St. James, Canada.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 2013, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15, 2013 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Television shows

TV series on May 15, 2013

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 15, 2013:

TV shows from May 2013.

The Fall
The Fall
Hannibal
Hannibal
Broadchurch
Broadchurch
Vikings
Vikings
House of Cards
House of Cards
The Americans
The Americans
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Arrow
Arrow
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
Nashville
Nashville
Elementary
Elementary
Line of Duty
Line of Duty
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 2013

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Robot and Monster
Robot and Monster
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally
Jessie
Jessie
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Toys

Toys in 2013

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

The Avengers toys
The Avengers toys
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser
The Wii U
The Wii U
UNO Roboto
UNO Roboto
HEXBUG Nano Hive
HEXBUG Nano Hive
Little People Zoo Talkers
Little People Zoo Talkers
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
LEGO NINJAGO Fire Temple
LEGO NINJAGO Fire Temple
Monster High dolls
Monster High dolls
Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Lazer Stunt Chaser
Lazer Stunt Chaser
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2013.

Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro: Last Light
BioShock Infinite 2013
BioShock Infinite
Tomb Raider 2013
Tomb Raider
Aliens: Colonial Marines 2013
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Dead Space 3 2013
Dead Space 3
DmC: Devil May Cry 2013
DmC: Devil May Cry
Far Cry 3 2012
Far Cry 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Halo 4 2012
Halo 4
Dishonored 2012
Dishonored
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
FIFA 13 2012
FIFA 13

Were you born on May 15, 2013?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2013.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 15, 2019, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He turned 38 on this day in 2013.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Actress
Born on May 15, 1981
She turned 32 on this day in 2013.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She turned 31 on this day in 2013.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He turned 26 on this day in 2013.

Lil Huddy

Lil Huddy

Social media personality
Born on May 15, 2002
He turned 11 on this day in 2013.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 15, 2013.

UK

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 15, 2013 was most likely conceived around August 22, 2012.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 2013 is close to February 5, 2014.

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Stats for May 15, 2013

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 2013:

  • 4,027 days have passed since this date.
  • 575 weeks have passed.
  • 347,932,800 seconds have passed since May 15, 2013.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 405,921,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 179,533,324,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 57,988,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 29,922,221 steps. That's roughly 13,299 miles.
  • 4,175,194 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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