On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • 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, Unknown Soldier), dies of cancer at 74