On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2013

Historical Events

  • Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • Four climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland

Sports History

Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

  • The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

Famous Weddings

  • "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California
  • Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds American lawyer Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island; divorce in 2017

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoly Bannik, Ukrainian chess master, dies at 91

Earl Weaver

Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82

Stan Musial

Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

2013 Highlights

About January 19, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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