On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 24 Pakistani Army soldiers are killed in Rawalpindi after their bus falls down a ravine
  • 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
  • A €10 billion Cyprus bailout plan will wipe out 10% of the citizens' bank deposits
  • Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
  • Wales routs England by a record 30-3 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to retain their Six Nation Rugby Championship; Welsh winger Alex Cuthbert scores 2 tries and fullback Leigh Halfpenny lands 4/4 penalties

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92