January 13: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, January 13, 1930, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse comic strip was first published?

January 13th is also known as Sticker Day and Skeptics Day.

It’s the thirteenth day of the month, and there are 352 days left of the year.

Learn many facts about January 13 through our historical events & need to know facts, including famous people born on this day and how this day changed history.

Did you know that on this day in 1930, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse comic strip was first published? It’s creation was suggested in a letter from King Features Syndicate.

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

What Events Happened On January 13 In History?

2020 A meteorite that landed in Australia in the 1960s revealed stardust up to 7 billion years old.

OTD in 2020: A meteorite that landed in Australia in the 1960s revealed stardust up to 7 billion years old.

That makes it the oldest known solid material on Earth.


2013 Aaron Carpenter made his first-ever Tweet on Twitter; it was about his trip to the dentist.

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2007 Instruments used to observe Venus found two-thirds of the planet’s southern hemisphere brightened after aerosols were triggered on an “astronomical” scale.

1998 Alfredo Ormando set himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square, protesting against the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality.

1992 Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer changed his plea from not guilty to guilty but insane.

OTD in 1992: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer changed his plea from not guilty to guilty but insane.

In May 1991, he admitted to his crimes but, despite this, pleaded not guilty. On this day, Dahmer pleaded guilty but insane to killing 15 young males between 1978 and 1991.

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1968 Johnny Cash recorded his iconic live album, At Folsom Prison.

1958 Nine thousand scientists from 43 nations signed a petition to ban nuclear testing.

1942 Industrialist Henry Ford’s method to construct auto bodies from plastic was patented.

Auto bodies are the outside shell of vehicles.

1930 Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse comic strip was published for the first time.

OTD in 1930: Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse comic strip was published for the first time.

1915 Avezzano earthquake claimed 30,000 lives in Italy.

The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 07:52:42 local time in the town of Avezzano and caused USD 60 million damage.

1893 Center left-wing Independent Labour Party was formed in Britain with Keir Hardie as the leader.

1882 German composer Richard Wagner completed “Parsifal” – one of his most famous operas.

Wagner started working on this opera way back in April 1857, which means it took him almost 25 years to complete it!

532 AD The most destructive riot in Constantinople’s history, the Nika Riots, began during a chariot race.

Famous People Born On January 13

If you were born on this day, did you know that you share the same birthday with Orlando Bloom? See who else was born on January 13th below!

1990 Liam Hemsworth

Australian Actor

Liam Hemsworth
33 years old
Born In:
Victoria, Australia

1995 Natalia Dyer

American Actress

Natalia Dyer
28 years old
Born In:
Tennessee, USA

1977 Orlando Bloom

English Actor

Orlando Bloom
46 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1965 Bill Bailey

English Comedian

Bill Bailey
58 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On January 13

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

January 13: National Sticker Day

National Sticker Day

You’ve got to admit it - playing with stickers is fun and has a way of bringing out the inner child in all of us. So celebrate National Sticker Day today by being creative with stickers, and be sure to stick them anywhere you can think of!

January 13: International Skeptics Day

International Skeptics Day

Skeptics Day celebrates everyone who questions everything, whether they're conspiracy theorists, atheists, or just people who like to check things for themselves first. Whatever you do today, remember to take everything you hear with a grain of salt.

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Humans have a stereo sense of smell: our two nostrils work like two ears to subconsciously help us move towards the source of a smell.

January 13 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on this day all share the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Capricorn is the last earth sign of the zodiac. It’s represented by the sea goat – a mythological creature with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish.

Garnet is the birthstone given to people born in January. The garnet is thought to bring love and loyal friendships into their lives while also providing them health.

For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on April 22 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on January 13, 2023, will likely be due around October 6, 2023.

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