What Happened on October 16, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan
  • 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
  • 49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301¬†crashes in the Mekong River, Laos
  • The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate

Famous Weddings

  • Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Lauter, American actor, dies from mesothelioma at 74