What Happened on April 23, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
  • 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 interestEvent of Interest

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage
  • West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Edgar, American Congressman, dies from a heart attack at 69