Historical Events in 2013 (Part 4)

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  • Aug 11 22 people are killed by flash floods in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Aug 11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk

Sports History

Aug 11 Usain Bolt of Jamaica records best time of the year (9.77s) to edge out American Justin Gatlin and win 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia

  • Aug 12 30 people are killed by gunmen in northeast Nigeria
  • Aug 12 8 people are killed and 25 are injured in a suicide bomb attack in Balad, Iraq
  • Aug 12 Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is elected President of Mali

Murder of Interest

Aug 12 Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss is found guilty on 31 of 32 racketeering and firearms counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders

Album Release

Aug 13 "Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014)

  • Aug 14 14 people are killed and 26 are injured by two roadside bombings in Baqubah, Iraq
  • Aug 14 638 people are killed in violent clashes between police and protesters across Egypt
  • Aug 15 20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut
  • Aug 16 61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines
  • Aug 17 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • Aug 17 15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo
  • Aug 17 18 people are killed in conflict between Boko Harem and Nigerian military
  • Aug 18 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India
  • Aug 18 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Colorado GC: Europe retain Cup for the first time in record winning margin 18-12; Sweden's Caroline Hedwall becomes first player to win 5 matches in a single competition
  • Aug 19 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah
  • Aug 19 37 pilgrims are killed in a train accident in India
  • Aug 19 91 people are killed by floods across China

Film Premiere

Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

  • Aug 20 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus
  • Aug 21 21 people are killed in flash floods in Qinghai province, China
  • Aug 21 37 people are killed and 16 are injured in a bus crash near Chin Swee Temple, Malaysia
  • Aug 22 14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq
  • Aug 23 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Aug 23 50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Aug 23 UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre
  • Aug 24 30 people are killed in a gang battle involving flame throwers in Palmasola prison, Bolivia
  • Aug 24 4 people are killed in a helicopter crash in the Shetland Islands
  • Aug 25 4 people are killed and 25 are injured after a train derails in Tabasco, Mexico
  • Aug 25 41 people are killed in a wave of bomb attacks across Iraq

Golf Tournament

Aug 25 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher

  • Aug 26 All 25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination

Film Premiere

Aug 27 "Gravity", directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Film & TV History

Aug 27 Dove Cameron releases a cover of "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons

  • Aug 28 51 people are killed in a series of bombings across Iraq
  • Aug 28 70th Venice Film Festival: "Sacro GRA" directed by Gianfranco Rosi wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 28 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • Aug 29 41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya

Film Premiere

Aug 30 "12 Years a Slave" based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2014)

  • Aug 30 15 people are killed by a liquid ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai, China
  • Sep 1 Gareth Bale transfers from Tottenham Hotspur FC to Real Madrid for an estimated world record fee of £85.3 million (€100 million)
  • Sep 3 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula
  • Sep 3 Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion
  • Sep 6 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 7 14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus
  • Sep 7 15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia

Historic Event

Sep 7 Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans to develop a new 'Silk Road Economic Belt' (part of Belt and Road Initiative) during visit to Kazakhstan

  • Sep 7 Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania
  • Sep 8 11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City
  • Sep 8 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7, 6-1

  • Sep 9 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Sep 9 44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala
  • Sep 9 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic

Film Premiere

Sep 9 Barry Avrich’s film "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story", about the life of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

  • Sep 9 Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his second US title; beats Novak Đoković 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

  • Sep 10 16 people are killed after a series of bomb attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 10 Three people are killed after a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter crashes in the Arctic Ocean
  • Sep 11 12 Alawite sect members are killed by rebel fighters in central Syria
  • Sep 13 30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 13 9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania
  • Sep 13 Jim Furyk fires 12-under-par 59 in the 2nd round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC in Lake Forest, Illinois, becoming just the 6th player to shoot sub-60 in a PGA Tour event
  • Sep 15 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq
  • Sep 15 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
  • Sep 15 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 15 Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania
  • Sep 15 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins by 2 strokes over New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko; first time event has major title status
  • Sep 15 Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor
  • Sep 16 12 people are killed after a gunman opens fire at a naval yard in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 21 people are killed by Hurricane Ingrid in Mexico

Election of Interest

Sep 16 Paul Kagame wins re-election to the Rwandan presidency in a landslide

  • Sep 17 6 people are killed after a train and double-decker bus collide in Ottawa, Canada
  • Sep 17 TV comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" starring Andy Samberg and an ensemble cast premieres in the US on Fox
  • Sep 20 46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen
  • Sep 20 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • Sep 20 Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales
  • Sep 20 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • Sep 21 100 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq
  • Sep 21 59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sep 21 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 21 Farm Aid held in Saratoga Springs, New York; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Pete Seeger, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots [1]

Emmy Awards

Sep 22 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

  • Sep 22 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

Election of Interest

Sep 22 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections

  • Sep 23 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China
  • Sep 24 "The Goldbergs" by Adam F. Goldberg premieres in the US on ABC
  • Sep 24 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan

Sports History

Sep 25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup

  • Sep 27 19 people are killed and 45 are injured in a bus bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sep 27 60 people are killed after a building collapses in Mumbai, India
  • Sep 27 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sep 27 At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java

Album Release

Sep 27 Lorde releases her debut studio album "Pure Heroine"

  • Sep 28 27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria
  • Sep 28 Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership
  • Sep 29 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria
  • Sep 29 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria
  • Sep 30 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Oct 1 A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending
  • Oct 2 8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Oct 3 13 people are killed after a passenger plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Oct 3 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
  • Oct 3 Chinese President Xi Jinping announces plans for a "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", linking China to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean (Belt and Road Initiative / One Belt One Road) while in Indonesia
  • Oct 4 German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold
  • Oct 5 New Zealand beats South Africa, 38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries

Boxing Title Fight

Oct 5 Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko beats Russian Alexander Povetkin in a 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles

  • Oct 6 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt
  • Oct 6 Presidents Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: US wins for 5th successive time with an 18½–15½ victory over the International team
  • Oct 7 James Rothman, Randy Schekman and  Thomas C. Südhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on transport systems in cells
  • Oct 7 Mulatu Teshome becomes president of Ethiopia
  • Oct 8 Peter Higgs and François Englert win the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the origin of the mass of subatomic particles
  • Oct 9 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
  • Oct 9 Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems
  • Oct 10 Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature
  • Oct 11 10 people are killed and a hospital fire in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
  • Oct 11 27 people are killed after a migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily
  • Oct 11 The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 12 15 people are killed by a series of explosions in a fireworks factory in Vietnam
  • Oct 12 50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru
  • Oct 12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • Oct 13 109 people are killed in a stampede on a bridge in Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Oct 14 Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert Shiller win the 2013  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on asset prices
  • Oct 15 Dove Cameron releases a single, "Better In Stereo"

Historic Event

Oct 15 Walmart announces that Doug McMillon, head of their International Division, will become its next CEO

  • Oct 16 18 people are killed after Typhoon Wipha strikes Japan
  • Oct 16 21 people are killed after a minibus hits a land mine in Nawa, Syria
  • Oct 16 49 people are killed after Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes in the Mekong River, Laos
  • Oct 16 The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate
  • Oct 17 59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq
  • Oct 18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18 Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria
  • Oct 19 11 people are killed after a plane crashes in Namur, Belgium
  • Oct 19 16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia
  • Oct 19 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 20 30 people are killed by a suicide truck bomber in Hama, Syria
  • Oct 20 37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Oct 20 78 people are killed by cattle raiders in Jonglei, Sudan

Historic Event

Oct 21 The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai

Film Premiere

Oct 22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

  • Oct 22 22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq
  • Oct 22 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
  • Oct 25 74 Boko Harem members killed in a coordinated assault in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Oct 27 18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • Oct 27 38 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Bagdhad, Iraq
  • Oct 27 American Serena Williams wins her 4th season ending tennis title; beats Li Na of China 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 in the WTA Championship final in Istanbul, Turkey

Sports History

Oct 27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit to clinch his 4th straight F1 World Drivers Championship; 6th consecutive GP victory

  • Oct 27 Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the Georgian Presidential election in a landslide victory
  • Oct 30 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India
  • Oct 30 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz
  • Nov 1 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder

Sports History

Nov 2 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man
  • Nov 2 Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles' ace is beaten, 4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series
  • Nov 3 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand
  • Nov 3 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia

Sports History

Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

  • Nov 3 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Cagliari, Italy: Sara Errani of Italy outclasses Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-1, 6-1 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and 4th title for the home country
  • Nov 3 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai becomes first repeat winner in 15 years in slow 2:08:24; fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo wins women's race in 2:25:07
  • Nov 3 Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards
  • Nov 5 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nov 5 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor
  • Nov 6 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 6 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • Nov 8 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win
  • Nov 8 At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, tied with Typhoon Meranti as being the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, hits the Philippines
  • Nov 9 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia
  • Nov 9 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • Nov 10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20

Film Premiere

Nov 11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

  • Nov 11 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia
  • Nov 11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India

Sports History

Nov 11 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

  • Nov 14 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes
  • Nov 15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • Nov 15 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day

Sports History

Nov 16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

  • Nov 17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Nov 17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • Nov 17 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • Nov 17 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas
  • Nov 17 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia
  • Nov 17 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
  • Nov 18 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • Nov 19 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

Television Premiere

Nov 19 David Blaine performs in the TV special "David Blaine: Real or Magic" on ABC

Historic Event

Nov 20 Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

Historic Event

Nov 20 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards civil rights activist Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Music Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

  • Nov 21 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
  • Nov 21 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia
  • Nov 21 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys

Sports History

Nov 22 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

  • Nov 23 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

Sports History

Nov 23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title