On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 2013

Historical Events

  • 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
  • 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia
  • 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
  • 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group

Famous Deaths

  • Alden Winship Clausen, American banker (President of World Bank), dies at 89
  • Michael Adamis, Greek electro-acoustic music composer, dies at 83
  • Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
2013 Highlights

About January 21, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

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