January 13 in history

January 13 events chronologically

532 Nika riots in Constantinople
888 Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks
1435 Sicut Dudum, forbidding the enslavement of the Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV
1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey is sentenced to death
1607 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain
1666 French traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier arrived Dhaka and met Shaista Khan
1793 Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville, representative of Revolutionary France, lynched by a mob in Rome

Top 7 most famous people born on January 13

1864 Wilhelm Wien a German physicist who, in 1893, used theories about heat and electromagnetism to deduce Wien's displacement law, which calculates the emission of a blackbody at any temperature from the emission at any one reference temperature.
1866 George Gurdjieff Ivanovich Gurdjieff /ˈɡɜrdʒiˌɛf/ , also commonly referred to as Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff and I. Gurdjieff, was an influential spiritual teacher of the early to mid-20th century who taught that most humans live their lives in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep", but that it is possible to transcend to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Gurdjieff developed a method for doing so, calling his discipline "The Work" or "the Method". According to his principles and instructions, Gurdjieff's method for awakening one's consciousness is different from that of the fakir, monk or yogi, so his discipline is also called the "Fourth Way". At one point, he described his teaching as being "esoteric Christianity"
1955 Paul Kelly (Australian musician) an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player. He has performed solo, and has led numerous groups, including the Dots, the Coloured Girls, and the Messengers. He has worked with other artists and groups, including associated projects Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five. Kelly's music style has ranged from bluegrass to studio-oriented dub reggae, but his core output straddles folk, rock, and country. His lyrics capture the vastness of the culture and landscape of Australia by chronicling life about him for over 30 years. David Fricke from Rolling Stone calls Kelly "one of the finest songwriters I have ever heard, Australian or otherwise." Kelly has said, "Song writing is mysterious to I still feel like a total beginner. I don't feel like I have got it nailed yet"
1961 Julia Louis-Dreyfus an American actress, comedian, and producer. She is known for her television work on Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep, which she has starred in since April 2012
1966 Patrick Dempsey an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. He saw early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in his early 20s, including Can't Buy Me Love and Loverboy. In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama , a surprise box office hit. He has since then starred in a number of other films, including Enchanted, Made of Honor, Valentine's Day, Flypaper, Freedom Writers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon
1977 Orlando Bloom an English actor. After having his breakthrough by starring in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose through fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic and fantasy adventure films. His most famous roles include Legolas in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the The Hobbit trilogy, Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Paris in Troy and Balian de Ibelin in Kingdom of Heaven. He subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, such as Elizabethtown, and appeared in ensemble films such as New York, I Love You, and Main Street
1978 Nate Silver an American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball and elections. He is currently the editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog and a Special Correspondent for ABC News. Silver first gained public recognition for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players, which he sold to and then managed for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009

Top 7 most famous people died on January 13

888 Charles the Fat the Carolingian Emperor from 881 to 888. The youngest son of Louis the German and Hemma, Charles was a great-grandson of Charlemagne and was the last Carolingian to rule over a united empire
1599 Edmund Spenser recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
1691 George Fox an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends.
1929 Wyatt Earp an American gambler, Pima County, Arizona Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, who took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral during which lawmen killed three outlaw Cowboys. He is often regarded as the central figure in the shootout in Tombstone, although his brother Virgil was Tombstone City Marshal and Deputy U.S. Marshal that day, and had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier in combat. Earp lived a restless life. He was at different times in his life a constable, city policeman, county sheriff, teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and boxing referee. Earp spent his early life in Iowa. His first wife Urilla Sutherland Earp died while pregnant less than a year after they married. Within the next two years he was arrested, sued twice, escaped from jail, then was arrested three more times for "keeping and being found in a house of ill-fame". He landed in the cattle boomtown of Wichita, Kansas, where he became a deputy city marshal for one year and developed a solid reputation as a lawman. In 1876 he followed his brother James to Dodge City, Kansas, where he became an assistant city marshal. In winter 1878, he went to Texas to gamble where he met John Henry "Doc" Holliday, whom Earp credited with saving his life
1941 James Joyce an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
1962 Ernie Kovacs an American comedian, actor, and writer.
1978 Hubert Humphrey an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election, losing to the Republican nominee, Richard Nixon