On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 2013

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Heart; Albert King; Randy Newman; Public Enemy; Rush; Donna Summer; Quincy Jones; and Lou Adler

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 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 & music video director (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cranberries), dies of cancer at 69
2013 Highlights

About April 18, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries