What Happened on June 3, 2013

Historical Events

  • 119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China
  • 20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan

Music Single

New Zealand teenage singer-songwriter Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year, 2014)

  • US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency

Famous Deaths

  • Deacon Jones, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; LA Rams, SD Chargers), dies from natural causes at 73
  • Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
2013 Highlights

About June 3, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
  • UK #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke/Ti/Pharrell