July 6, 2022

The year 2013 is a common year which begins on a Tuesday. It is the 2013th year of our era, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century and the 4th year of the decade 2010-2019.

Other Calendars

The year 2013 of the Gregorian calendar corresponds to the following dates: Berber calendar: 2962 / 2963 (Yennayer 2963 takes place on January 14, 2013, January 12 in Algeria) Chinese Calendar: 4710 / 4711 (Chinese New Year 4711 of the Year of the Water Snake occurs on February 10, 2013) Hebrew Calendar: 5773 / 5774 (1st Tishri 5774 is September 5, 2013) Indian calendar: 1934 / 1935 (the 1st chaitra 1935 takes place on March 22, 2013) Japanese calendar: Heisei Era 25 (Japanese calendar uses Gregorian days) Muslim calendar: 1434 / 1435 (the 1st muharram 1435 takes place on November 5, 2013) Persian calendar: 1391 / 1392 (the 1st farvardin 1392 takes place on March 21, 2013) Republican calendar: 221 / 222 (the 1st vendémiaire 222 takes place on September 22, 2013) Julian days: 2,456,293.5 to 2,456,658.5


2013 is one of the 10 warmest years on record since standardized temperature records have been around (1880), the record so far being 2010.


In music, 2013 is an important year, corresponding mainly to the 100th anniversary of one of the most important masterpieces in history: The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, celebrated around the world. It is also the year of the 200 years of two major composers, also celebrated worldwide: Richard Wagner (born May 22, 1813) and Giuseppe Verdi (born October 10, 1813), as well as the 100 years of British composer Benjamin Britten (born November 22, 1913). Finally, 1913 is also the year of composition of some other important masterpieces: the Three Poems of Mallarmé by Maurice Ravel; Gürrelieder by Arnold Schönberg; Claude Debussy's Games; the last sonatas of Alexander Scriabin; The Bells by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff; Gabriel Fauré's opera Penelope; the fundamental works [Which ones?] of Anton Webern. International Year of Quinoa and International Year of Water Cooperation by the United Nations General Assembly. Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth, program of more than a hundred scientific societies, universities, research centers under the patronage of UNESCO. International Year of Statistics supported by more than 1,400 organizations around the world in 108 countries.

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Monthly Timeline


January 1st : Ireland takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union and succeeds Cyprus; the United Kingdom takes over the rotating presidency of the G8; Marseille and Košice become European capitals of culture; Hungary is applying its territorial reform. Districts replace statistical micro-regions. January 5: start of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Lima in Peru. January 11: start of Operation Serval in Mali. January 11: Failure of the Buulo Mareer rescue operation carried out by the French army in Somalia, which aimed to free the hostage Denis Allex from the DGSE in the hands of the Al-Shabaab. January 14: Lance Armstrong confesses about his doping; during a television interview with Oprah Winfrey. January 16: hostage taking at In Amenas in Algeria by Mokhtar Belmokhtar. January 20 (United States): re-appointment of Barack Obama for his second term. 22 January: fiftieth anniversary of the Élysée Treaty. January 23: the Supreme Court of Mexico decides the immediate release of Florence Cassez after a passage before five different judges. Two of them having pronounced