On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas
  • 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
  • North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone
  • Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91