May 1913 in history

May 1913 events chronologically

May 3 Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry
May 14 Governor of New York William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller
May 29 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot
May 30 First Balkan War: the Treaty of London (1913), is signed ending the war. Albania becomes an independent nation

Top 7 most famous people born in May 1913

May 3 William Inge an American playwright and novelist, whose works typically feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. In the early 1950s, he had a string of memorable Broadway productions, and one of these, Picnic, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. With his portraits of small-town life and settings rooted in the American heartland, Inge became known as the "Playwright of the Midwest"
May 6 Stewart Granger a British film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s, rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas
May 16 Woody Herman an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman was one of the most popular of the 1930s and 1940s bandleaders. His bands often played music that was experimental for its time. He was a featured halftime performer for Super Bowl VII
May 18 Charles Trenet a French singer and songwriter. He was most famous for his recordings from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s. In an era in which it was unusual for singers to write their own material, Trenet wrote prolifically and declined to record any but his own songs
May 19 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy the sixth and youngest ever President of India, serving from 1977 to 1982. Over the course of a long political career, Reddy held several key offices, as the first and two-time Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, a two-time Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Union Minister. He is the only person to be elected to the office of the President of India unopposed and also the only one to have variously held the posts of Chief Minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Union Minister and President of India
May 25 Heinrich Bär a German Luftwaffe flying ace who served throughout World War II in Europe. Bär flew more than one thousand combat missions, and fought in all major German theaters of the war, including the Western, Eastern and Mediterranean fronts. On 18 occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 220 or 221 aerial victories, around 16 of which were in a jet fighter
May 26 Peter Cushing an English actor known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes and the vampire hunter Van Helsing, among many other roles. He appeared frequently opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, Cushing's best-known roles outside the Hammer productions include Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars and Who in Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. , films based on the Doctor Who television series

Top 7 most famous people died in May 1913

May 6 Elena Guro a Russian Futurist painter, playwright, poet, and writer of fiction.
May 6 Alexandros Schinas a Greek anarchist who assassinated King George I of Greece in Thessaloniki in 1913.
May 16 Louis Perrier a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council. As of 2009, he is the member with the shortest time in office
May 17 Heinrich Martin Weber a German mathematician. Weber's main work was in algebra, number theory, and analysis. He is best known for his text Lehrbuch der Algebra published in 1895 and much of it is his original research in algebra and number theory. His work Theorie der algebraischen Functionen einer Veränderlichen established an algebraic foundation for Riemann surfaces, allowing a purely algebraic formulation of the Riemann-Roch theorem. Weber's research papers were numerous, most of them appearing in Crelle's Journal or Mathematische Annalen. He was the editor of Riemann's collected works
May 24 Joseph Crawhall III an English artist born in Morpeth, Northumberland.
May 25 Alfred Redl an Austrian officer who rose to head the counter-intelligence efforts of Austria-Hungary. He was one of the leading figures of pre-World War I espionage. His term in office was marked by innovation, and he used very high technology for the time to ensnare foreign intelligence agents. But he was himself a spy for the Russians. Claims that Redl also worked for secret services of France and Italy have surfaced much later but they were neither confirmed nor disproved reliably
May 28 John Lubbock 1st Baron Avebury a banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath.