On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 2013

Historical Events

  • 14 people are killed in clashes between drug traffickers and police in Michoacán, Mexico
  • 57 people are killed by the Syrian Army in Daraa Governorate, Syria
  • Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
  • Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Famous Birthdays

  • Arrogate, American thoroughbred racehorse (Breeders' Cup Classic, World's Best Racehorse 2016; Pegasus World Cup, Dubai World Cup 2017), born in Clearsky Farms, Kentucky (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • Hilary Koprowski, Polish virologist and immunologist, dies at 96
  • Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), dies from natural causes at 87

Person of interestMaria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), dies at 88

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief

2013 Highlights

About April 11, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries