- 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
- 5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
- 55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win
55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
- 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo" Best Film, Ben Affleck Best Director
- Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations