On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 2013

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"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

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 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
2013 Highlights

About December 2, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius