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.
Births On This Day – January 13
1978 Nate Silver
American journalist, statistician, developed PECOTA
1970 Marco Pantani
1969 Stephen Hendry
Scottish snooker player
1964 Bill Bailey
English comedian, actor, singer, guitarist
1887 George Gurdjieff
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
1929 Wyatt Earp
American police officer