On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 2019

Historical Events

  • Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual abuse in Australia; conviction overturned in 2020
  • Australian cricketers beat India by 35 runs in Delhi to win ODI series, 3-2; first Australian team to recover from 0-2 in a 5-match series; Usman Khawaja 100, Adam Zampa 3/46
  • British MPs vote to reject a no-deal Brexit, defeating Theresa May's government 321 votes to 278

Historic Event

California Governor Gavin Newsom announces an indefinite moratorium on the death sentence in the state, saying it discriminates against marginalized communities

Historic Event

Home of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers established as a national monument in Jackson, Mississippi, by President Donald Trump

  • Member of the New York Gambino mob family Frank Cali shot dead outside his home, first killing of a high-ranking mobster since 1985
  • President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sentenced to a further 43 months in jail, to add to his previous 47 months
  • Shooting at school in Suzano, near São Paulo, Brazil, kills six including five children, before former student gunmen turn guns on themselves
  • US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft after bans by others countries following the plane type's second crash in Ethiopia
2019 Highlights

About March 13, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sucker - Jonas Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi