On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China
  • 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado
  • Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy

Famous Weddings

  • "Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter (33) weds Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), dies at 78