Historical Events in January 2013

  • Jan 1 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
  • Jan 1 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
  • Jan 1 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
  • Jan 1 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
  • Jan 1 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
  • Jan 1 US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
  • Jan 1 Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
  • Jan 1 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • Jan 1 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Jan 2 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • Jan 3 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
  • Jan 3 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • Jan 4 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jan 4 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
  • Jan 4 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
  • Jan 4 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
  • Jan 6 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
  • Jan 6 The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 7 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 7 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14
  • Jan 8 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
  • Jan 8 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • Jan 10 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 10 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

  • Jan 10 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film
  • Jan 11 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
  • Jan 11 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
  • Jan 12 A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths
  • Jan 12 Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health
  • Jan 12 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 13 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Jessica Chastain win

  • Jan 15 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
  • Jan 15 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
  • Jan 16 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
  • Jan 16 A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages
  • Jan 16 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Jan 17 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
  • Jan 17 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
  • Jan 17 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Jan 17 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
  • Jan 17 Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • Jan 19 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
  • Jan 19 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • Jan 19 The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 19 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 20 Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
  • Jan 20 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • Jan 20 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • Jan 21 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
  • Jan 21 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 21 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia
  • Jan 21 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
  • Jan 21 Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
  • Jan 22 A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
  • Jan 22 The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation
  • Jan 23 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
  • Jan 23 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
  • Jan 23 US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
  • Jan 24 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
  • Jan 24 A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • Jan 24 Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
  • Jan 25 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
  • Jan 25 Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
  • Jan 25 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
  • Jan 25 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Jan 25 Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
  • Jan 25 Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession
  • Jan 26 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
  • Jan 26 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • Jan 26 The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
  • Jan 26 Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
  • Jan 26 101st Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na (4-6, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jan 27 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Jan 27 In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
  • Jan 27 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
  • Jan 27 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • Jan 27 Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
  • Jan 27 Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • Jan 27 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 101st Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Jan 27 29th Sundance Film Festival: "Fruitvale Station", directed by Ryan Coogler, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
  • Jan 28 Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
  • Jan 28 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Jan 30 South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
  • Jan 31 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jan 31 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico