On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 2013

Historical Events

  • 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China
  • 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan

Historic Event

Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"


Famous Deaths

  • Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), dies at 81
  • Pepper Paire, American National Women's Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (1948 AAGPBL All-Star Team), dies at 88
  • Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
2013 Highlights

About February 2, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius