On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 2013

Historical Events

  • 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
  • 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
  • 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
  • 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
  • 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
  • 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10
  • 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • Phil Taylor claims his 16th and last PDC World Darts Championship title with a 7–4 victory over Dutchman Michael van Gerwen in the final in London
  • US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff

Famous Deaths

  • Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist & broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), dies of cancer at 67

Patti Page

Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

2013 Highlights

About January 1, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

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