On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Harold Shipman, a British GP who is believed to have killed more than 200 of his patients in Manchester, is found hanged in his prison cell
  • Toronto's Tom Fitzgerald and Gary Roberts become first teammates in NHL history to play their 1,000th NHL game on the same night as the Maple Leafs beat the visiting Calgary Flames, 4-1

Famous Deaths

  • Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
  • Harold Shipman, British general practitioner and prolific serial killer, commits suicide at 57