What Happened on April 18, 2013

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

28th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Heart; Albert King; Randy Newman; Public Enemy; Rush; Donna Summer; Quincy Jones; and Lou Adler

  • Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star Kepler-62
2013 History

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

About April 18, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
  • UK #1 Song: Need U (100 Percent) - Duke Dumont Ft. Ame