January 2013 in history

January 2013 events chronologically

Jan 1 At least 60 people are killed and 200 injured in a stampede after celebrations at Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Jan 4 A gunman kills eight people in a house-to-house rampage in Kawit, the Philippines
Jan 9 A SeaStreak ferry traveling to lower Manhattan, New York City, crashes into the dock, injuring 85 people
Jan 10 More than 100 people are killed and 270 injured in several bomb blasts in Pakistan
Jan 11 One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia
Jan 15 A train carrying Egyptian Army recruits derails near Giza, Greater Cairo, killing 19 and injuring 120 others
Jan 16 An estimated 41 international workers are taken hostage in an attack in the town of In Aménas, Algeria

Top 7 most famous people died in January 2013

Jan 1 Patti Page an American singer and one of the best-known female artists in traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist, as well as the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and sold over 100 million records. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW disc-jockey William Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti"
Jan 7 Huell Howser an American television personality, actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for hosting California's Gold, his travel show based in Los Angeles at KCET for California PBS stations. The archive of his video chronicles offers an enhanced understanding of the history, culture, and people of California
Jan 9 James M. Buchanan an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1986. Buchanan's work initiated research on how politicians' self-interest and non-economic forces affect government economic policy. He was a member of the Board of Advisors of The Independent Institute, a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and professor at George Mason University
Jan 11 Aaron Swartz an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet hacktivist who committed suicide in the context of a prosecution that was widely believed to be overly zealous and inappropriate. Swartz was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS and the Markdown publishing format, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami
Jan 11 Nguyễn Khánh a South Vietnamese military officer and Army of the Republic of Vietnam general who served in various capacities as head of state and prime minister of South Vietnam while at the head of a military junta from January 1964 until February 1965. He was involved in or against many coup attempts, failed and successful, from 1960 until his defeat and exile from South Vietnam in 1965. Khanh lived out his later years with his family, in exile in the United States, and died of pneumonia and end-stage renal failure at a hospital in San Jose, California, on January 11, 2013
Jan 14 Conrad Bain a Canadian actor. His television credits include a leading role as Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and as Arthur Harmon on Maude
Jan 19 Stan Musial an American professional baseball player and Navy veteran of World War He was a Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman on the Louis Cardinals for 22 seasons, from 1941 through 1963. Nicknamed "Stan the Man", Musial is widely considered to be one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. He compiled 3,630 career hits, ranking fourth all-time and first in a career spent with only one team. With 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 on the road, he also is considered to be the most consistent hitter of his era. He hit 475 home runs during his career, was named the National League's Most Valuable Player three times, and won three World Series championship titles. He shares the MLB record for the most All-Star Games played with Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. Musial was a first-ballot inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969. He was also selected to the Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2014