On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 2013

Historical Events

  • 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wins her 2nd straight Australian title; beats Li Na of China 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Player Li Na
Tennis Player
Li Na
  • Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
  • The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • Hiroshi Nakajima, Japanese doctor, dies at 84
2013 Highlights

About January 26, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius