On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 74 people are killed after an illegally constructed building collapses in Thane, India
  • 9 people have been killed on an axe-murdering rampage in Chhattisgarh state, India
  • Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, dies at 87
  • Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league hooker, captain, coach (25 Tests; St. George), dies at 80
  • Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70