No, plenty of unlucky things have happened on this feared day, which more than lives up to its billing as the most notorious date on the calendar.
Whether these instances are a coincidence or not, they will certainly make you think twice about going outside today.
1. A 13-year-old boy in Suffolk was struck by lightning at 13:13.
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We know what you're thinking, this is just too ridiculous to be true. But according to a Daily Mail report from 2010, it actually happened.
The unfortunate young man was in attendance at the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival on that fateful day when the heavens opened at struck him with a bolt of lightning at 13 minutes past one in the afternoon.
Luckily for him, it didn't prove to be fatal as he only suffered minor burns from the incident.
2. The 'Friday the 13' Computer Virus.
You might remember the scare around the millennium bug virus in 1999, but that has nothing on the 'Friday the 13' virus.
On January 13, 1989, a deadly virus struck computers across the UK, deleting programmes, files and basically rendering computers useless.
3. Stock market crash.
You may think that 'Black Friday' is a chance to grab a load of bargains from the high street, but it was originally the name given to the stock market crash of 1989.
The mini-crash caused the market to decline by 12.13 per cent and was largely considered responsible for the early 1990s recession.
4. Buckingham Palace bombed during WWII.
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During the Blitz, the Queen's royal abode was struck by five German bombs on Friday, September 13, 1940.
The damage done by the Luftwaffe's attack destroyed the Palace Chapel but helped improve the public opinion of the Royals who refused to flee the country after the incident.
5. New roller coaster shut down on its first day.
Theme park rides are all well and good but you wouldn't catch us going anywhere near one on Friday the 13th.
Fortunately for the people who turned up for the grand opening of SAW - The Ride at Thorpe Park on March 13, 2009, they couldn't as it had to be shut down due to a computer fault.