March 13 Holidays

March 13 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | March 13 Calendar

March 13th Daily Holidays include:

  • Canberra Day – March 13, 2023 (Second Monday in March) (See Holidays in Australia)
  • Coconut Torte Day
  • Commonwealth Day – March 13, 2023 (Second Monday in March)
  • Donald Duck Day
  • Earmuff Day
  • Eight Hour Day or Labor Day – March 13, 2023 (Observed in Victoria and Tasmania Australia); March 6, 2023 (Observed in Western Australia) “Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest!”
  • Fill Our Staplers Day – March 13, 2023 (also on November 6, 2023) (Observed on the days after daylight savings time starts and stops)
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day
  • IUGR Awareness Day – (IUGR = Intrauterine Growth Restriction)
  • K-9 Veterans Day
  • Ken Day
  • L. Ron Hubbard Day
  • National Jewel Day
  • National Napping Day – March 13, 2023 (Monday after Daylight Savings Starts)
  • National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Smart & Sexy Day

March 13: Famous Birthdays

  • March 13, 1798 – Abigail Fillmore, wife of Millard Fillmore was the First Lady of the United States from 1850 to 1853 (d. 1853)
  • March 13, 1911 – L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
  • March 13, 1913 – William J. Casey, American CIA director from 1981 to 1987 (d. 1987)
  • March 13, 1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter
  • March 13, 1950 – William H. Macy, American actor (Fargo)
  • March 13, 1956 – Dana Delany, American actress (China Beach, Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof)
  • March 13, 1985 – Emile Hirsch, American actor (Into the Wild)

March 13: Historical Events

  • March 13, 1639 – Cambridge College is renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard
  • March 13, 1862 – During the American Civil War, the U.S. government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves
  • March 13, 1884 – US adopts Standard Time
  • March 13, 1897 – San Diego State University is founded in San Diego, California
  • March 13, 1933 – Banks reopen
  • March 13, 1964 – American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her. This event inspired the creation of Good Samaritan Involvement Day celebrated today
  • March 13, 1986 – Microsoft has its Initial public offering
  • March 13, 1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan
  • March 13, 1991 – Exxon pays $1 billion dollars in fines & cleanup for the Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska
  • March 13, 1997 – The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people
  • March 13, 2013 – Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis

March 13: Music Events

  • March 13, 1965 – The Beatles’ Eight Days a Week hits #1
  • March 13, 1965 – Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds due to musical differences with the other group members
  • March 13, 1967 – The Beatles’ Penny Lane hits #1
  • March 13, 1968 – The Byrds’ Greatest Hits is certified gold
  • March 13, 1976 – Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits Album (1971-1975) hits #1
  • March 13, 1978 – The Bee Gees’ Night Fever hits #1
  • March 13, 1980 – Pink Floyd’s The Wall is certified platinum
  • March 13, 1988 – Bob Seger receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • March 13, 1993 – Eric Clapton’s Unplugged album hits #1
  • March 13, 1998 – Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up hits #1
  • March 13, 1999 – Cher’s Believe hits #1
  • March 13, 2006 – Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on this day are: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miles Davis and The Sex Pistols who turn down the induction

March 13: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 13 is Pisces.

March Birthstone:

What is the March Birthstone? Aquamarine

The modern birthstone representing March is aquamarine. Famed for millennia for its pure and even blue or blue-green color, potentially large size, and sparkling clarity, the aquamarine has been a valued gem to many cultures.


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