On This Day

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

Person of interestNelson Mandela

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

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

2013 Highlights

About December 5, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 6 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius