On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 2013

Historical Events

  • 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
  • 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
  • A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar
  • At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon
  • Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League
  • The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old

Famous Deaths

Person of interestChinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist (Things Fall Apart), dies at 82

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe

2013 Highlights

About March 21, 2013

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries