On This Day

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 singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70

Person of interestMargaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 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? 7 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries