What Happened on April 8, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus
  • 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan
  • 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan 82-76
  • Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission

Famous Deaths

  • Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher