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  •  – Guo Wei, a court official, leads a and declares himself of the new Later Zhou.
  •  – Emperor Otto I and Pope John XII co-sign the Diploma Ottonianum, recognizing John as ruler of Rome.
  •  – The central tower of Ely Cathedral falls on the night of 12th–13th.
  •  – The Treaty of Westminster is finalised between Edward IV of England and the Scottish Lord of the Isles.
  •  – Challenge of Barletta: Tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
  •  – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
  •  – Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
  •  – With the accession of young Charles XI of , his regents begin negotiations to end the Second Northern War.
  •  – William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.
  •  – Massacre of Glencoe: Almost 80 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.
  •  – Parliament of Negrete between Mapuche and Spanish authorities in bring an end to the Mapuche uprising of 23–26.
  •  – Treaty of Giyanti signed by VOC, Pakubuwono III and Prince Mangkubumi. The treaty divides the Javanese kingdom of Mataram into 2: Sunanate of Surakarta and Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
  •  – The delegation headed by Metropolitan bishop Andrei Șaguna hands out to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of  the  Petition of Romanian leaders in Transylvania, Banat and Bukovina, which demands that the Romanian nation be recognized.
  •  – Italian unification: The Siege of Gaeta ends with the capitulation of the defending fortress, effectively bringing an end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  •  – Work begins on the covering of the Senne, burying Brussels’s primary river and creating the modern central boulevards.
  •  – Thomas Edison observes Thermionic emission.
  •  – The  proclaims Tibetan independence following a period of domination by Manchu Qing dynasty and initiated a period of almost four decades of independence.
  •  – Copyright: In City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
  •  – The Negro National League is formed.
  •  – The British Raj completes its transfer from  to New Delhi.
  •  – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the  kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of .
  •  – : The siege of Budapest concludes with the unconditional surrender of  and Hungarian forces to the Red Army.
  • 1945 – War II: Royal Air Force bombers are dispatched to Dresden, to attack the city with a massive aerial bombardment.
  •  –  War: Battle of Chipyong-ni, which represented the “high-water mark” of the incursion into , commences.
  •  – Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.
  •  – Israel obtains four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
  •  – With the success of a nuclear  codenamed “Gerboise Bleue”, becomes the fourth to possess nuclear weapons.
  • 1960 – Black students stage the first of the Nashville sit-ins at three lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.
  •  – An allegedly ,000-year-old rock is discovered near Olancha, , , that appears to anachronistically encase a spark plug.
  •  – American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of .
  •  – Fire at One (North Tower) of the  in New York.
  •  – Hilton bombing: a bomb explodes in a refuse truck outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, , killing two refuse collectors and a policeman.
  •  – An intense windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a ​12-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
  •  – A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, .
  •  – A cinema fire in Turin, , kills 64 people.
  •  – Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the  of the .
  •  – German reunification: An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
  •  – Gulf War: Two laser-guided “smart bombs” destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.
  •  – The Nepalese Civil War is initiated in the Kingdom of Nepal by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre).
  •  – The last  game is played in Maple Leaf Gardens: the Toronto Maple Leafs lose 6–2 to the Chicago Blackhawks.
  •  – An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale hits El Salvador, killing at least .
  •  – The Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe’s largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star “Lucy” after The ’ song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.
  •  –  opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the  .
  • 2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.
  •  – A bomb explodes in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, , killing 17 and injuring 60 more.
  •  – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, are able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside , restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in .
  •  – The  Space Agency (ESA) conducted the first launch of the  Vega rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
  •  – Kim Jong-nam, brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

Births on February 13

  •  – Hartmann Schedel, German physician (d. )
  •  – Mary of Burgundy, Sovereign Duchess regnant of Burgundy, married to Maximilian I, Holy  (d. )
  •  – Elia Levita, Renaissance Hebrew grammarian (d. )
  •  – Girolamo Aleandro, Italian cardinal (d. 1542)
  •  – Valentin Naboth, German astronomer and mathematician (d. )
  •  – Elisabeth of Hesse, Electress Palatine (d. )
  •  – Johann Reinhard I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. )
  •  – Pope Alexander VII (d. )
  •  – William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. )
  • 1 – Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (d. )
  •  – Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. )
  •  – George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, admiral and politician (d. )
  •  – John Reid, Scottish general (d. )
  •  – John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and anatomist (d. )
  •  – Thomas Robert Malthus, English economist and scholar (d. )
  •  – Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (d. )
  •  – Ivan Krylov, Russian author, poet, and playwright (d. )
  •  – Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (d. )
  •  – François Achille Bazaine, French general (d. )
  •  – Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, editor, poet and critic (d. )
  •  – John Aaron Rawlins, American general and politician, 29th  Secretary of War (d. )
  • 1834 – Heinrich Caro, Sephardic Jewish Polish-German chemist and academic (d. )
  • 1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader (d. )
  • 1849 – Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. )
  • 1855 – Paul Deschanel, Belgian-French politician, 11th  of France (d. )
  •  – Hugo Becker, German cellist and composer (d. )
  • 1867 – Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish player (d. )
  •  – Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (d. 1938)
  •  – Fritz Buelow, German-American baseball player and umpire (d. )
  •  – Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and activist (d. )
  • 1880 – Dimitrie Gusti, Romanian sociologist, ethnologist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1955)
  •  – Eleanor Farjeon, Jewish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. )
  •  – Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (d. )
  • 1883 – Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Russian-Armenian and director (d. 1922)
  •  – Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (d. 1961)
  •  – Bess Truman, American wife of Harry S. Truman, 35th First Lady of the United States (d. )
  •  – Géza Csáth, Hungarian playwright and critic (d. )
  • 1888 – Georgios Papandreou, Greek lawyer, economist, and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of  (d. )
  •  – Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and director (d. )
  •  – Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (d. 1)
  • 1891 – Grant Wood, American painter and academic (d. )
  •  – Robert H. Jackson, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 57th United States Attorney General (d. 1954)
  •  – Hubert Ashton, English and politician (d. 1979)
  •  – Barbara von Annenkoff, Russian-born German film and stage actress (d. 1979)
  •  – Paul Lazarsfeld, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (d. )
  •  – Harold Lasswell, American political and theorist (d. 1978)
  •  – Georgy Beriev, Georgian-Russian engineer, founded the Beriev Aircraft Company (d. 1979)
  • 1903 – Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (d. )
  •  – Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher and author (d. )
  •  – Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (d. 2004)
  • 1910 – William Shockley, English-American physicist and academic,  laureate (d. 1989)
  •  – Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Indian-Pakistani poet and (d. 1984)
  • 1911 – Jean Muir, American actress and educator (d. 1996)
  •  – Harald Riipalu, Russian-Estonian commander (d. 1961)
  • 1912 – Margaretta Scott, English actress (d. )
  • 1913 – Khalid of Saudi Arabia (d. 1982)
  •  – Lyle Bettger, (d. )
  • 1915 – Aung San, Burmese general and politician, 5th Premier of British Crown Colony of Burma (d. 1947)
  •  – Dorothy Bliss, American invertebrate zoologist (d. )
  • 1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (d. 1991)
  • 1919 – Eddie Robinson, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (d. 1987)
  • 1920 – Eileen Farrell, American soprano and educator (d. )
  •  – Jeanne Demessieux, French pianist and composer (d. 1968)
  • 1 – Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)
  • 1922 – Francis Pym, Baron Pym, Welsh soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (d. )
  •  – Michael Anthony Bilandic, American soldier, judge, and politician, 49th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2002)
  • 1923 – Chuck Yeager, American general and pilot; first test pilot to break the sound barrier
  •  – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician (d. )
  •  – Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, American nuclear physicist (d. 2012)
  •  – Gerald Regan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. )
  •  – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian commander and politician, Military Leader of  (d. 1981)
  •  – Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and (d. )
  • 1930 – Israel Kirzner, English-American economist, author, and academic
  • 1932 – Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1933 – Paul Biya, Cameroon politician, 2nd President of Cameroon
  • 1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
  • 1933 – Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer (d. 2019)
  •  – George Segal, American actor
  •  – Ali El-Maak, Sudanese author and academic (d. )
  • 1937 – Angelo Mosca, American-Canadian football player and wrestler
  • 1938 – Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)
  •  –  Peper, sociologist and politician, Mayor of Rotterdam
  • 1941 – Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – Bo Svenson, Swedish-American actor, director, and
  • 1 – Carol Lynley, American model and actress (d. 2019)
  • 1942 – Peter Tork, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (d. 2019)
  • 1942 – Donald E. Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. )
  •  – Elaine Pagels, American theologian and academic
  •  – Stockard Channing, American actress
  • 1944 – Jerry Springer, English-American television host, actor, and politician, 56th Mayor of Cincinnati
  • 1945 – Marian Dawkins, and academic
  • 1945 – King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1945 – Simon Schama, English historian and author
  • 1945 – William Sleator, American author and composer (d. 2011)
  •  – Richard Blumenthal, American sergeant and politician, 23rd Attorney General of Connecticut
  • 1946 – Janet Finch, English sociologist and academic
  • 1946 – Colin Matthews, English composer and educator
  • 1947 – Stephen Hadley, American soldier and diplomat, 21st United States National Security Advisor
  • 1947 – Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
  • 1947 – Bogdan Tanjević, Montenegrin-Bosnian professional basketball coach
  • 1947 – Kevin Bloody Wilson, Australian comedian, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
  • 1949 – Peter Kern, Austrian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  •  – Vera Baird, English lawyer and politician
  • 1950 – Peter Gabriel, English singer-songwriter and musician
  •  – Ed Gagliardi, American bass player (d. 2014)
  •  – Akio Sato, wrestler and manager
  • 1954 – Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1955 – Joe Birkett, American lawyer, judge, and politician
  •  – Peter Hook, English singer, songwriter, bass player, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer
  •  – Denise Austin, American fitness trainer and author
  •  – Pernilla August, Swedish actress
  • 1958 – Marc Emery, Canadian publisher and activist
  • 1958 – Jean-François Lisée, Canadian journalist and politician
  • 1958 – Derek Riggs, English painter and illustrator
  • 1958 – Øivind Elgenes, Norwegian vocalist, guitarist and composer
  •  – Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960 – Pierluigi Collina, Italian footballer and referee
  • 1960 – John Healey, English journalist and politician
  • 1960 – Gary Patterson, American football player and coach
  • 1960 – Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player and author
  • 1961 – Marc Crawford, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1961 – cEvin Key, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1961 – Henry Rollins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  •  – Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician
  • 1962 – Baby Doll, and manager
  • 1962 – Michele Greene, American actress
  •  – Stephen Bowen, American engineer, captain, and astronaut
  • 1964 – Ylva Johansson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Employment
  • 1965 – Peter O’Neill, Papua New Guinean accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of
  •  – Neal McDonough, American actor and producer
  • 1966 – Jeff Waters, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Freedom Williams, and singer
  • 1967 – Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach
  • 1968 – Kelly Hu, American actress
  •  – Joyce DiDonato, American soprano and actress
  •  – Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer-songwriter and pianist
  •  – Sonia Evans, English singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Todd Williams, American baseball player
  •  – Virgilijus Alekna, Lithuanian discus thrower
  • 1972 – Charlie Garner, American football player
  • 1974 – Fonzworth Bentley, American rapper and actor
  • 1974 – Robbie Williams, English singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Ben Collins, English race car driver
  • 1975 – Katie Hopkins, English media personality and columnist
  • 1976 – Jörg Bergmeister, German race car driver
  • 1976 – Shannon Nevin, Australian rugby league player
  •  – Randy Moss, American football player and coach
  • 1978 – Niklas Bäckström, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1978 – Philippe Jaroussky, French countertenor
  • 1979 – Anders Behring Breivik, Norwegian murderer
  • 1979 – Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer
  • 1979 – Rachel Reeves, English economist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • 1979 – Mena Suvari, American actress and fashion designer
  •  – Carlos Cotto, Puerto Rican-American wrestler and boxer
  • 1981 – Luisão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 – Even Helte Hermansen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
  • 1982 – Michael Turner, American football player
  • 1983 – Mike Nickeas, Canadian baseball player
  • 1983 – Anna Watkins, English rower
  • 1984 – Hinkelien Schreuder, Dutch swimmer
  •  – Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
  •  – Luke Moore,
  • 1986 – Aqib Talib, American football player
  • 1987 – Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer
  • 1 – Ryan Goins, American baseball player
  • – Eddy Pettybourne, -Samoan rugby league player
  • 1989 – Rodrigo Possebon, Brazilian footballer
  • 1991 – Eliaquim Mangala, French footballer
  • 1991 – Junior Roqica, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Vianney, French singer
  • 1994 –  Depay, Dutch footballer

Deaths on February 13

  •  – Emperor He of Han (Han Hedi) of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty (b. AD 79)
  •  – Chilperic II, king (b. 672)
  •  – Kenneth MacAlpin, Scottish king (probable; b. )
  • 921 – Vratislaus I, duke of Bohemia
  •  – Xiao Wen, empress of the Liao Dynasty
  • 942 –  ibn Ra’iq, Abbasid emir and regent
  • 988 – Adalbert Atto, Lombard nobleman
  •  – Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (b. 985)
  •  – Honorius II, pope of the (b.
  •  – Béla II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. )
  •  – Stefan Nemanja, Serbian grand prince (b. )
  •  – Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shōgun (b. )
  •  – Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. )
  •  – Kō no Morofuyu, Japanese general
  • 1539 – Isabella d’Este, Italian noblewoman (b. )
  • 1542 – Catherine Howard, English wife of Henry VIII of England (executed;b. )
  •  – Benvenuto Cellini, Italian painter and sculptor (b. )
  •  – Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (b. )
  • 1602 – Alexander Nowell, English clergyman and theologian (b. )
  • 1660 – Charles X Gustav, king of Sweden (b. )
  •  – Elizabeth Stuart, queen of Bohemia (b. )
  •  – Johann Caspar Kerll, German organist and composer (b. )
  •  – William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (b. )
  • 1728 – Cotton Mather, American minister and author (b. )
  •  – Charles-René d’Hozier, French historian and author (b. )
  •  – Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer and theorist (b. 1660)
  •  – Roger Joseph Boscovich, Croatian physicist, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. )
  • 1787 – Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French lawyer and politician, Foreign Minister of France (b. )
  •  – Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th  of North Carolina (b. )
  •  – George Rogers Clark, American general (b. )
  •  – Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. )
  • 1831 – Edward Berry, English admiral (b. 1768)
  •  – Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (b. )
  •  – Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher and poet (b. )
  •  – Costache Caragiale, Romanian actor and manager (b. 1815)
  • 1883 – Richard Wagner, (b. 1813)
  • 1888 – Jean-Baptiste Lamy, French-American archbishop (b. )
  • 1892 – Provo Wallis, Canadian-English admiral (b. )
  •  – Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican intellectual and journalist (b. 1834)
  • 1905 – Konstantin Savitsky, (b. 1844)
  • 1906 – Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. )
  • 1934 – József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (b. )
  • 1942 – Otakar Batlička, Czech journalist (b. 1895)
  • 1942 – Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian lawyer, judge, and politician, 11th President of  (b. )
  • 1950 – Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English novelist and short story writer (b. )
  • 1951 – Lloyd C. Douglas, American minister and author (b. 1877)
  • 1952 – Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (b. )
  • 1954 – Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (b. )
  • 1956 – Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish mathematician and philosopher (b. )
  • 1958 – Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the ’s Social and Political Union (b. 1880)
  • 1958 – Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (b. )
  • 1964 – Paulino Alcántara, Filipino-Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1896)
  • 1964 – Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (b. 1902)
  • 1967 – Yoshisuke Aikawa, entrepreneur, businessman, and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (b. 1880)
  • 1967 – Abelardo L. Rodríguez, substitute president of (1932-1934) (b. 1889)
  • 1968 – Mae Marsh, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1968 – Portia White, Canadian opera singer (b. 1911)
  •  – Marinus Jan Granpré Molière, Dutch architect and educator (b. 1883)
  • 1975 – André Beaufre, French general (b. 1902)
  • 1976 – Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian general and politician, 4th President of Nigeria (b. 1938)
  • 1976 – Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (b. )
  • 1980 – David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1984 – Cheong Eak Chong, Singaporean entrepreneur (b. 1888)
  • 1986 – Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (b. 1907)
  • 1989 – Wayne Hays, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1911)
  • 1991 – Arno Breker, German sculptor and illustrator (b. 1900)
  • 1992 – Nikolay Bogolyubov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (b. )
  • 1996 – Martin Balsam, American actor (b. 1919)
  •  – Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1997 – Mark Krasnosel’skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1920)
  •  – Anders Aalborg, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1914)
  • 2000 – James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – John Leake, English soldier (b. 1949)
  • 2002 – Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2003 – Kid Gavilán, Cuban-American boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2003 – Walt Whitman Rostow, American economist; 7th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1916)
  • 2004 – François Tavenas, Canadian engineer and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2004 – Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen politician, 2nd President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (b. 1952)
  • 2005 –  Briles, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (b. 1907)
  • 2006 – P. F. Strawson, English philosopher and author (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Charlie Norwood, American captain and politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007 – Richard Gordon Wakeford, English air marshal (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  •  – Edward Upward, English author and educator (b. 1903)
  • 2010 – Lucille Clifton, American poet and academic (b. )
  • 2010 – Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Russell Arms, American actor and singer (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Louise Cochrane, American-English screenwriter and producer (b. )
  • 2012 – Daniel C. Gerould, American playwright and academic (b. 1928)
  •  – Gerry Day, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Miles J. Jones, American pathologist and physician (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Pieter Kooijmans, Dutch judge and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for The Netherlands (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Andrée Malebranche, Haitian artist (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Yuko Tojo, Japanese activist and politician (b. )
  • 2014 – Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Richard Møller Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Ralph Waite, American actor and activist (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Faith Bandler, Australian activist and author (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Stan Chambers, American journalist and actor (b. 1923)
  • 2016 – O. N. V. Kurup, Indian poet and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2016 – Antonin Scalia, American lawyer and judge, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (b. 1936)
  • 2017 – Ricardo Arias Calderón, Panamanian politician,  (1990–1992) (b. 1933)
  • 2017 – Aileen Hernandez, American union organizer and activist (b. 1926)
  • 2017 – Seijun Suzuki, Japanese filmmaker (b. 1923)
  • 2017 – Kim Jong-nam, North Korean politician (b. 1971)
  • 2017 – E-Dubble, American rapper (b. 1982)
  •  – Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, French-born Danish royal (b. 1934)

Holidays and observances on February 13

  • Children’s Day (Myanmar)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Absalom Jones (Episcopal Church ())
    • Beatrice of Ornacieux
    • Castor of Karden
    • Catherine of Ricci
    • Ermenilda of Ely
    • Fulcran
    • Jordan of Saxony
    • Polyeuctus (Roman Catholic Church)
    • February 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Day
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