On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 2021

Historical Events

  • Deadliest air raid by Israel on Syria since 2018, when 10 soldiers and 47 allied fighters killed in attacks on military positions [1]
  • Irish PM Minister Micheal Martin issues apology for treatment of unmarried mothers and babies in church-run institutions 1920-1990s after report 9,000 children had died [1]

Historic Event

President Donald Trump is impeached by the US House of Representatives voting 232-197, for “incitement of insurrection”, first time in history a US President is impeached twice

  • World's oldest known cave painting of an animal - a pig, 45,000 years old, discovered in Leang Tedongnge cave, island of Sulawesi, Indonesia [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Bernd Kannenber, German race walker (Olympic gold FRG 50k 1972), dies at 78
  • Hannes Viljoen, South African rugby union winger (3 caps; Natal), dies at 77
  • Joël Robert, Belgian motocross racer (Motocross World C'ships 250cc 1964, 68–72), dies from COVID-19 at 77
  • Siegfried Fischbacher, German American entertainer and magician (Siegfried and Roy), dies at 81 [1]
  • Tim Bogert, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge; Jeff Beck), dies at 76
2021 Highlights

About January 13, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn