On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 2013

Historical Events

  • 15 people are killed by a series of explosions in a fireworks factory in Vietnam
  • 50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru
  • Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title

Famous Weddings

  • "30 Rock" actor Keith Powell weds visual artist Jill Knox at Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, New York

Rose McGowan

"Charmed" tv actress Rose McGowan (40) weds artist Davey Detail at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles, California

  • Actor Ben Feldman (33) weds longtime girlfriend Michelle Mulitz at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Pharrell Williams

American Grammy Award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

  • Former Guns N' Roses Matt Sorum (52) weds singer and dancer Adriane Harper in Palm Springs, California

Greg Louganis

Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis (53) weds paralegal Johnny Chaillot in Malibu, California


Famous Deaths

  • Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, dies at 76
  • Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), dies from a heart attack at 62
2013 Highlights

About October 12, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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