What Happened on April 23, 2013

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney

  • 21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China
  • 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq

Event of Interest

A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

  • The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage

Cricket History

West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)

2013 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Brozman, American world music guitarist, ethno-musicologist, and educator, commits suicide at 59
  • Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), dies from a heart attack at 69

About April 23, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk Featuring Nate Ruess
  • UK #1 Song: Waiting All Night - Rudimental Ft. Ella Eyre