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 Micheál Martin issues apology for treatment of unmarried mothers and babies in church-run institutions 1920-1990s after report 9,000 children had died [1]

Event of Interest

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]
2021 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bernd Kannenber, German race walker (Olympic gold FRG 50k 1972), dies at 78
  • Bruce Pasternack, American executive (President & CEO Special Olympics International 2005-07), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • Duke Bootee (Edward Fletcher), American hip-hop rapper and record producer ("The Message"), dies of congestive heart disease at 69
  • 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]
  • Sylvain Sylvain [Mizrahi], Egyptian-American rock guitarist (New York Dolls), dies of cancer at 69
  • Tim Bogert, American rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge; Jeff Beck), dies of cancer at 76

About January 13, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mood - 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior
  • UK #1 Song: Sweet Melody - Little Mix