What Happened on December 2, 2013

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles

  • China launches its first moon rover mission

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), dies at 88
  • Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), dies from mesencephalic atrophy at 70
  • Vernon Shaw, President of Dominica (1998-2003), dies at 83
2013 Highlights

About December 2, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Royals - Lorde
  • UK #1 Song: Under Control - Calvin Harris/Alesso/Hurts