What Happened on December 5, 2013

Historical Events

  • 52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Wilson, English writer (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), dies at 82

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela (1918-2013)

South African anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and President of South Africa (1994-99), dies of a lung infection at 95

2013 Highlights

About December 5, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 3 months and 26 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