August 19, 2022

2013 was a normal year that started on Tuesday. In the Gregorian calendar it is the 2013th year of the Common Era or the Christian Era, the 13th year of the third millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the decade of the 2010s.


Catalan countries The Generalitat de Catalunya commemorates the centenary of the birth of the writer Salvador Espriu. The centenary of the birth of the writer Joana Raspall is commemorated The Valencian Language Academy declares the Year of the poet Vicent Andrés Estellés on the twentieth anniversary of his death. April 29: The restaurant El Celler de Can Roca is chosen as the 1st restaurant in the world by the British magazine The Restaurant Magazine. September 11, Catalonia: The Via Catalana is celebrated to claim independence. Rest of the world The International Year of Statistics is celebrated. February 6, Germany: The Alternative for Germany political party is founded. February 28, Vatican: Pope Benedict XVI renounces the pontificate, a fact that has not happened for almost six centuries. March 13, Vatican City: Cardinal-Bishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, choosing the name Pope Francis, the first non-European since 741. May 10: Annular solar eclipse. July 6, Quebec, Canada: A train carrying oil derailed and caused a large explosion that leveled several homes at the Lac-Mégantic rail accident. June: Edward Snowden, reveals to the press classified information about the mass surveillance program of the National Security Agency of the United States. October 1: United States: The Tea Party causes a government shutdown. November 21: A supermarket collapses in Riga, killing 54 and injuring 55.

Cinema and television

Main category: Movies of 2013 The Israeli channel i24news do the first broadcast. First edition of the Choreoscope film festival March 17: The television channel CMTV is founded


On March 14, the publication of the Himouto series began! Umaru-chan in Young Jump magazine; on June 6, the comic strip Pugad Baboy stopped being published in paper after twenty-five years of uninterrupted publication due to disagreements with the publisher, although eleven days later it reappeared as a webcomic; on October 24, the album Asterix and the Picts was published, the first after Uderzo's retirement.

Nobel Prizes

Video Games

On October 20, the Arcade Vintage association premises in Petrer opened to the public. On October 29, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag goes on sale for all platforms in force, with an average rating of 9/10.

Space flights

Main category: 2013 in spaceflight


People born in 2013 will be 9 years old in 2022. July 22, George of Cambridge, third in line of succession to the British monarchy.


Main category: Deaths in 2013 Notable deaths of the year include actor Peter O'Toole, artist Arcadi Blasco, singers Marià Albero and Georges Moustaki, critic Roger Ebert, businessman Hiroshi Yamauchi, writers Enrique Cerdán Tato and Tom Clancy, photographer Oriol Maspons, footballer Antoni Puchades, musicians Kevin Ayers, J.J. Cale, Ray Manzarek and Lou Reed, the novelist Raimond Guiraud, the pianist Bebo Valdés or the pilot Antonio Núñez. Catalan countries January 11, Barcelona: Anna Lizaran i Merlos, Catalan actress. January 17, Madrid: Fernando Guillén, Catalan actor (b. 1932). February 21, Castelló d'Empúriesː Estrella Rivas Franco, Catalan fashion designer (b. 1921). March 2, Sabadell: Francesca Forrellad, Catalan writer (b. 1927). March 30, Barcelona: Montserrat Casas Ametller, PhD in Physical Sciences and rector of the University of the Balearic Islands (b. 1955). April 2, Barcelona: Antòni