On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 2013

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
  • Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems

Famous Deaths

  • Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), dies at 97
  • Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), dies from pancreatic cancer at 77