On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • Deadliest structural failure in history when 1,134, mostly garment workers killed and 2,500 injured after the Rana Plaza building collapses in Savar Upazila, Bangladesh

Famous Weddings

  • Actress and director Melissa Gilbert (48) weds actor Timothy Busfield (55) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

  • Larry Felser, American sports columnist, dies at 80