What Happened on May 20, 2013

Historical Events

  • 133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq
  • 2 people are killed and 20 are injured after a hot air balloon crashes in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers
  • Yahoo purchases Tumbler for $1.1 Billion

Famous Deaths

  • Anders Eliasson, Swedish contemporary classical composer, dies at 66
  • Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball coach (Czech Women's team, German Men's team), dies at 88
  • Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors - "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You"), dies of cancer at 74
  • Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, dies at 86
2013 Highlights

About May 20, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
  • UK #1 Song: Get Lucky - Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams