On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • After winning Olympic gold in the women's curling in Sochi (2014), Canadian Kaitlyn Lawes wins the mixed doubles with dual gold medallist John Morris in Pyeongchang
  • Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher wins the men's combined gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; goes on to also win giant slalom gold
  • Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins the men's 1,500m gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also takes 1,000m gold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Israeli Police report recommends Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be prosecuted on bribery, fraud and breach-of-trust charges

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • South Africa declares a three-year drought a National Disaster, though pushes Cap Town's "Day Zero" to June 4
  • South African President Jacob Zuma is ordered to step down by the A.N.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Henrik [Henri Marie Jean AndrĂ© de Laborde de Monpezat], Prince Consort of Denmark, dies at 83