On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 2013

Historical Events

  • 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
  • Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay
  • Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon

Famous Deaths

  • Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer- songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), dies of breast cancer at 53
  • Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 107

Person of interestShakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the "Human Computer", stops calculating at 83 due to complications from severe respiratory problems

Writer and Mathematician Shakuntala Devi
Writer and Mathematician
Shakuntala Devi

2013 Highlights

About April 21, 2013

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus