13 January

13 January

January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 352 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 13th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 13th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Rubber Ducky Day
  • International Skeptics Day
  • National Sticker Day
  • National Peach Melba Day
  • Public Radio Broadcasting Day
  • Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – January 13

2012: The cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks, killing 32

The ship’s captain was later accused of imprudence, negligence, and incompetence.

2001: An earthquake devastates El Salvador

This quake killed nearly 1000 people; at least 315 people feel victim to a second quake on February 13, 2001.

2000: Bill Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft

Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Paul Allen.

1968: Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison

The album “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” became a huge success.

1915: The worst earthquake in Italian history kills 30,000

The quake hit the town of Avezzano, about 100 km (60 m) east of Rome.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, January 13

1978: Nate Silver, American journalist, statistician, developed PECOTA

1970: Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist

1969: Stephen Hendry, Scottish snooker player

1964: Bill Bailey, English comedian, actor, singer, guitarist

1887: George Gurdjieff, Armenian mystic

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, January 13

2007: Michael Brecker, American saxophonist, composer

1978: Hubert Humphrey, American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States

1962: Ernie Kovacs, American comedian, actor

1941: James Joyce, Irish author

1929: Wyatt Earp, American police officer


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