What Happened on April 8, 2013

Historical Events

  • 15 people are killed and 53 are wounded by a car bombing in Damascus
  • 163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan
  • 75th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Michigan, 82-76; Cardinals' forward Luke Hancock hits 22 points
  • Filip Vujanović’s election as President of Montenegro is confirmed by the electoral commission

Famous Deaths

  • Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), dies of a stroke at 87

  • Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
2013 Highlights

About April 8, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
  • UK #1 Song: Need U (100 Percent) - Duke Dumont Ft. Ame