On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 2013

Historical Events

Historic Event

Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

Historic Event

US President Barack Obama posthumously awards civil rights activist Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom


Famous Divorces

Rupert Murdoch

Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), dies at 85
  • Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic," dies at 77
2013 Highlights

About November 20, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio