What Happened in 2013 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 764

  • Mar 12 JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits
  • Mar 12 The 2013 Papal conclave begins with no new Pope elected on the first day
  • Mar 13 10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan
  • Mar 13 The European Parliament rejects a European Union budget for the first time
  • Mar 13 An Embraer 821 aeroplane crashes and kills 9 people in Para, Brazil
  • Mar 13 North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement
  • Mar 13 Aleqa Hammond’s Siumut party wins the Greenland parliamentary elections

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 13 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis

Pope Francis
  • Mar 14 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mar 14 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in Cancun, Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping
President of the People's Republic of China
Xi Jinping
  • Mar 15 24 people die after a double decker bus veers of a pass in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mar 15 16 people are killed by a fireworks accident in Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • Mar 15 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens bank deposits
  • Mar 16 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed after their bus falls down a ravine in Rawalpindi
  • Mar 16 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Mar 16 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • Mar 17 10 people are killed by a car bombing in Basra, Iraq
  • Mar 17 Toyo Ito wins the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Mar 17 Pope Francis delivers his first Angelus prayer and blessing
  • Mar 17 60th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77
  • Mar 17 54th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida, 66-63
  • Mar 18 Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria
  • Mar 18 A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Mar 18 98 people are killed and 248 are injured across Iraq from a series of bombings and shootings
  • Mar 19 27 people are killed and 14 are injured in a bus crash in Maharashtra, India
  • Mar 19 16 people are killed by mudslides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 19 NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals
  • Mar 20 Pierre Deligne wins the 2013 Abel Prize in mathematics
  • Mar 21 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Mar 21 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
  • Mar 21 At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon
  • Mar 21 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
  • Mar 21 A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar
  • Mar 21 The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old
  • Mar 21 Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League
  • Mar 22 37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand
  • Mar 22 American rock band My Chemical Romance annouce their break-up
  • Mar 23 20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh
  • Mar 23 The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50–49
  • Mar 24 17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan
  • Mar 24 25 people are killed by gunmen in a coordinated attack in Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Mar 24 A series of emergency meetings in Brussels undertaken to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation
  • Mar 24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 26 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

  • Mar 27 12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
  • Mar 28 143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan
  • Mar 28 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University
  • Mar 28 Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service
  • Mar 28 Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF
  • Mar 29 10 people are killed and 31 are injured by a blast outside the US consulate in Pakistan
  • Mar 29 23 people are killed by coordinated bombings on Shiite mosques in Iraq
  • Mar 29 36 people are killed after a 16-floor building collapses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Mar 29 UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria
  • Mar 29 Soyuz TMA-08M sets a new record of 6 hours in orbit before docking with the International Space Station
  • Mar 29 American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup
  • Mar 30 North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea
  • Mar 30 Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court
  • Mar 31 14 Boko Haram suspects are killed in a Nigerian Army raid
  • Mar 31 11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Mar 31 2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China
  • Apr 1 9 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Tikrit, Iraq
  • Apr 1 The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan
  • Apr 2 9 mutilated bodies are found in an SUV in Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Apr 2 7 people are killed in an attack on a power plant in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Apr 2 Eurozone unemployment reaches a high of 12%
  • Apr 2 13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma
  • Apr 2 13 people are killed in a quarry accident, in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Apr 2 4 more critical cases of bird flu (H7N9) are reported in China
  • Apr 2 The UN General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty
  • Apr 2 Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage
  • Apr 3 46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan
  • Apr 3 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina
  • Apr 3 24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papa New Guinea
  • Apr 4 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
  • Apr 4 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Apr 4 Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka
  • Apr 5 Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
  • Apr 5 60 people are killed in Nigeria after a bus collides with an oil tanker
  • Apr 6 22 people are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing at an election campaign tent in Baquba, Iraq
  • Apr 6 11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria
  • Apr 6 Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare
  • Apr 6 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win
  • Apr 6 166th Grand National: Ryan Mania aboard Auroras Encore wins
  • Apr 7 15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force
  • Apr 7 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada
  • Apr 8 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus
  • Apr 8 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan
  • Apr 8 Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission
  • Apr 8 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan 82-76
  • Apr 9 12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan
  • Apr 9 37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran
  • Apr 9 13 people are killed and 3 are injured from a shooting spree in Velika Ivanča, Serbia
  • Apr 9 The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage
  • Apr 9 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
  • Apr 10 Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
  • Apr 11 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
  • Apr 11 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 338

  • Jul 7 Donald Irwin, American politician, dies from heart failure at 86
  • Jul 11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, died at 94
  • Jul 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Earl Gros, American NFL player, dies at 72
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-born Canadian musician, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer and manager, dies from complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • Jul 19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • Jul 19 Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Jul 19 Poncie Ponse, American actor, dies from heart failure at 80
  • Jul 22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • Jul 22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • Jul 23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 23 Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, dies from complication from dementia at 75
  • Jul 25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • Jul 26 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 26 Rolf Haufs, German writer , dies at 77
  • Jul 27 Lindy Boggs, American politician, dies from natural causes at 97
  • Jul 28 William Scranton, American politician, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96
  • Jul 28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Jul 28 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • Jul 28 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • Jul 29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer, dies from heart failure at 27
  • Jul 31 Michael Ansara, American actor, dies at 91
  • Aug 4 Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89
  • Aug 5 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Aug 5 Shawn Burr, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from complications from a fall at 47
  • Aug 8 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • Aug 8 Karen Black, American actress, dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • Aug 9 John Logan, American MLB player, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 Glen Hobbie, American MLB player, dies at 77
  • Aug 10 Eydie Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • Aug 14 Allen Lanier, American rocker, dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • Aug 14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • Aug 18 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • Aug 20 Elmore Leonard, American author, dies from complications from a stroke at 87
  • Aug 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • Aug 23 William Glasser, American psychiatrist, dies from respiratory failure from pneumonia at 88
  • Aug 23 David Garrick, English singer, dies at 67
  • Aug 24 Julie Harris, American actress, heart failure at 87
  • Aug 25 Gilmar, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player, dies at 73
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

  • Aug 31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Sep 2 Frederik Pohl, American science fiction author, dies at 93
  • Sep 2 Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician, dies at 78
  • Sep 2 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), dies at 87
  • Sep 5 Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), dies at 71
  • Sep 7 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 10 E Clay Shaw Jr, American politician, dies from lung cancer at 74
  • Sep 12 Ray Dolby, American audio engineer and inventor, dies from leukaemia at 80
  • Sep 14 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sep 18 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
  • Sep 18 Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • Sep 19 Gerrie Muhren, Dutch footballer, dies from complications from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • Sep 21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • Sep 22 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Sep 27 Gates Brown, American MLB player, dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Jay Robinson, American actor, dies at 83
  • Sep 29 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67
  • Oct 1 US Author Tom Clancy 'The Hunt for Red October' dies aged 66
  • Oct 4 Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnamese general and politician, dies at 102
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French film and opera director, dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • Oct 8 Rod Grams, American politician and television anchor, dies from cancer at 65
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician, dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 9 Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Oct 10 Scott Carpenter, American pilot and astronaut, dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • Oct 12 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Oct 16 Ed Lauter, American actor, dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • Oct 18 Bill Young, American politician, dies from complications from a back injury at 82
  • Oct 18 Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), dies from complications from a stroke at 84
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies from a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Major R Owens, American politician, dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Marcia Wallace, American actress, dies from pneumonia at 70
  • Oct 25 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 25 Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Oct 25 Nigel Davenport, English actor, dies at 85
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 28 Ike Skelton, American politician, dies from pneumonia at 81
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 2 Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Hakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion, dies at 87
  • Nov 11 George Reinholt, American actor, dies at 73
  • Nov 11 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, dies at 78
  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Todd Christensen, NFL player and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57