What Happened on July 12, 2013

Historical Events

  • 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris

United Nations Speech

Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), dies at 91
  • Amar Bose, American entrepreneur and academic (M.I.T., Bose Corporation), dies at 83
  • Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93

About July 12, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  • UK #1 Song: Love Me Again - John Newman