What Happened on October 12, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 15 people are killed by a series of explosions in a fireworks factory in Vietnam
  • 50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru
  • Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title

Famous Weddings

  • "30 Rock" actor Keith Powell weds visual artist Jill Knox at Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, New York
  • "Charmed" tv actress Rose McGowan (40) weds artist Davey Detail at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • Actor Ben Feldman (33) weds longtime girlfriend Michelle Mulitz at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Former Guns N' Roses Matt Sorum (52) weds singer and dancer Adriane Harper in Palm Springs, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Grammy award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

  • Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis (53) weds paralegal Johnny Chaillot in Malibu, California

Famous Deaths

  • Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62