What Happened in 2013

Significant 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 is named as 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
More Historical Events

2013 in Film & TV

  • 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)
  • 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 Sport

  • Jan 19 Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories
  • Apr 15 Boston Marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions near the finish line
  • Nov 17 Sebastian Vettel wins a record breaking eighth consecutive Formula One race in the 2013 United States Grand Prix

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


World Leaders in 2013

Famous People in 2013

Famous People Born in 2013

  • May 11 Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, American musician and bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), dies of cancer at 86
  • Jul 22 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England

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
  • Jan 19 Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
  • Feb 14 Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building

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
  • Nov 27 Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage
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