On This Day

What Happened in 2013

Historical Events

  • Jan 19 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • Feb 12 North Korea allegedly conducts its third nuclear test, saying it was a nuclear device that could be weaponized
  • Mar 14 Xi Jinping named the new President of the People's Republic of China
  • May 16 Human stem cells are successfully cloned
  • Jul 18 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
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2013 in Film & TV

  • Jul 11 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

2013 in Music

  • Aug 13 "Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014)

2013 in Sport

  • Jan 19 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
  • Apr 23 West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)
  • Nov 17 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

Did You Know?

The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old

On March 21, 2013

Would You Believe?

All 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination

On August 26, 2013

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 4 Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona
  • Jan 15 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
  • Jan 19 "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California

Famous Divorces

  • May 28 Actress Courteney Cox and actor David Arquette divorce after 13 years of marriage
  • Jun 7 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV
  • Nov 20 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

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