On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

  • 27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star Kepler-62

Famous Deaths

  • Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), dies of liver failure at 60
  • Storm Thorgerson, British graphic designer and music video director (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cranberries), dies of cancer at 69