On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papua New Guinea
  • 46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan
  • 50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85