On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 2016

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Famous Deaths

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), was world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90
  • Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), dies at 93
  • Jim Prentice, Canadian politician, Premier of Alberta (2014-15), dies in a plane crash at 60
  • John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), dies at 81
2016 Highlights

About October 13, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 5 years and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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