September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013, was a Saturday. It was 10 years, 8 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 21, 2013:

  • 67 people are killed when Islamic militants attack the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya.
  • British rapper Depzman is stabbed to death outside of a Birmingham nightclub.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 21, 2013:

  • United States: "Roar" by Katy Perry
  • United Kingdom: "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 21, 2013

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Roar - Katy Perry
  • Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  • Royals - Lorde
  • Holy Grail - Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
  • Wake Me Up! - Avicii
Play the top singles from 2013
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2013. Take a trip back to the peak days of Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Avicii.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Prisoners".


This date occurred 3,921 days ago. Approximately 131 months have passed. It was the 264th day of 2013, in week 38. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 10 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 44 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 21, 2013

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is September 21, 2013, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Roar" by Katy Perry is at the top of the singles charts, while "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo is the number-one song in the UK.

Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Prisoners is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Game of Thrones", "Once Upon a Time", and "Arrow".

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. It's 2013, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Bruno Mars. A social networking website called Vine is extremely popular at the moment.

A new Internet meme called "Doge", which consists of an image of a Shiba Inu dog with broken English written on it, is being shared online at the moment. A new show called "Peaky Blinders" has just debuted on Netflix. In celebrity news, NBA star LeBron James has married Savannah Brinson.

Twelve people have been tragically killed following a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard shooting. The highly-anticipated game "Grand Theft Auto V" has just been released. In Kenya, 67 people have lost their lives following a Islamic terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Paul Walker, Nelson Mandela, James Avery, and Ariel Sharon would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "The Walking Dead", "FIFA 13", "DmC: Devil May Cry", and "Dota 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Team Umizoomi", "T.U.F.F. Puppy", and "Gravity Falls".

Children are playing with toys such as Hot Wheels Wall Tracks, Elefun Busy Ball Popper, Monster High dolls, and UNO Roboto.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 21, 2013.

  • Westgate shopping mall attack.

    Westgate shopping mall attack

    On September 21st, 2013, an Islamic terrorist group called Al-Shabaab launched an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. A four-day battle took place between the group and security forces, during which 67 people lost their lives.
  • Grand Theft Auto V is released.

    Grand Theft Auto V is released

    The hotly anticipated video game Grand Theft Auto V was released on September 17th, 2013. GTA V went on to become one of the biggest-selling games of all time.
  • "What Does the Fox Say?"

    "What Does the Fox Say?"

    An annoying novelty song called "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" was all the rage in September and October of 2013.
  • Doge.


    A meme of a Shiba Inu dog with broken English written on it was going viral around this time.
  • Vine.


    A video-hosting service called "Vine" became huge in 2013. The website gave users the ability to upload short video clips that looped.
  • Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    The song "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) won a Grammy for 2013's Record of the Year.
  • 2013 in music.

    2013 in music

    Popular music artists in 2013 included Macklemore,, Swedish House Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, Pink, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avicii and Lorde.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2013?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2013?

    The best NBA players in 2013 were as follows: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, David Lee, Paul George, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and James Harden.
  • Time Person of the Year 2013.

    Time Person of the Year 2013

    The newly-elected Pope Francis was named Time Person of the Year 2013.
  • Mila Kunis.

    Mila Kunis

    Actress Mila Kunis was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2013.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2013, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Franck Ribéry, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Andrés Iniesta, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Gareth Bale and Andrea Pirlo.
  • 2013 in movies.

    2013 in movies

    Popular movies in 2013 included Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Conjuring, 12 Years A Slave, Despicable Me 2, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, World War Z and Thor: The Dark World.
  • 12 Years a Slave.

    12 Years a Slave

    The movie "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013.
  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 21, 2013.

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 21, 2013.

  • August 22, 2013: It is announced that US whistleblower Bradley Manning is a female who will now use the name Chelsea.
  • August 25, 2013:
    • Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" wins Video of the Year at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • Brazilian footballer Willian joins Chelsea.
  • August 27, 2013: Alec Baldwin assaults a photographer in New York.
  • August 30, 2013: Basketball player Lamar Odom is arrested on charges of driving under the influence.
  • September 1, 2013:
    • Real Madrid announce that they have signed Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.
    • Former boxer Tommy Morrison passes away from AIDS at the age of 44.
  • September 2, 2013:
    • It is announced that Microsoft will be purchasing Nokia's phone business.
    • Soccer: Mesut Özil signs for Arsenal.
  • September 3, 2013:
    • Ariana Grande releases her debut album "Yours Truly".
    • Ylvis' song "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" is released.
  • September 8, 2013: The Breaking Bad episode "To'hajiilee" is aired: A gunfight ensues between Hank, Gomez and Jack's brotherhood.
  • September 9, 2013: Parodies of Miley Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball" begin to go viral on social media.
  • September 12, 2013: The first episode of Peaky Blinders is released.
  • September 13, 2013:
    • Irish crime: The body of murdered childcare worker Elaine O'Hara is discovered in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.
    • Ireland exits recession.
  • September 14, 2013: "The One": Floyd Mayweather defeats Canelo Álvarez by majority decision.
  • September 15, 2013:
    • The Breaking Bad episode "Ozymandias" is aired: Hank Schrader is killed.
    • Britney Spears releases the song "Work Bitch".
  • September 16, 2013: A gunman kills twelve people at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
  • September 17, 2013:
    • Grand Theft Auto V is released.
    • The first episode of comedy TV series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is aired.
  • September 18, 2013:
    • Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas is murdered by a member of right-wing group Golden Dawn in Athens.
    • Liberal leader Tony Abbott becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • September 19, 2013:
    • Jake Paul creates his YouTube channel.
    • The MMORPG video game "Pixie Hollow" is shut down.
  • This date: September 21, 2013
  • September 22, 2013: The finale of "Dexter" is aired on television.
  • September 25, 2013: Fitness enthusiast Maria Kang causes a social media storm after she posts a photograph of herself and her children with the caption "What's Your Excuse?".
  • September 29, 2013:
    • The last episode of Breaking Bad is aired.
    • Islamist group Boko Haram kill 42 people at the College of Agriculture in Nigeria.
  • October 1, 2013:
    • Author Tom Clancy dies of heart failure.
    • The 2013 United States federal government shutdown begins due to disagreements about the funding of Obamacare.
  • October 3, 2013: Snapchat launches its new "My Story" feature.
  • October 4, 2013: The film Gravity (2013) is released in movie theaters.
  • October 7, 2013: Actor Tom Hanks announces that he has Type 2 diabetes.
  • October 13, 2013: 115 people are killed during a stampede at the Navratri festival in Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • October 17, 2013: Irish crime: Architect Graham Dwyer is arrested for the murder of Elaine O'Hara.
  • October 19, 2013: Logan Paul creates his YouTube channel.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 21, 2013, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 21, 2013 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.
Television shows

Television shows in September 2013

People in September 2013 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 2013.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
The Fall
The Fall
House of Cards
House of Cards
The Americans
The Americans
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 2013

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Wander Over Yonder
Wander Over Yonder
Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol
Liv and Maddie
Liv and Maddie

Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Robot and Monster
Robot and Monster
Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls
Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Toys in 2013

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Rainbow Loom
Rainbow Loom
The Avengers toys
The Avengers toys
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser
The Wii U
The Wii U
UNO Roboto
UNO Roboto
HEXBUG Nano Hive
HEXBUG Nano Hive
Little People Zoo Talkers
Little People Zoo Talkers
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair
Monster High dolls
Monster High dolls
Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Elefun Busy Ball Popper
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 2013.

Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Grand Theft Auto V
ARMA 3 2013
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist 2013
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Saints Row IV 2013
Saints Row IV
Dota 2 2013
Dota 2
The Last of Us 2013
The Last of Us
Metro: Last Light 2013
Metro: Last Light
BioShock Infinite 2013
BioShock Infinite
Tomb Raider 2013
Tomb Raider
Aliens: Colonial Marines 2013
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Dead Space 3 2013
Dead Space 3
DmC: Devil May Cry 2013
DmC: Devil May Cry

Were you born on September 21, 2013?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2013.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 21, 2019, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 21.

Stephen King

Stephen King

Born on September 21, 1947
He turned 66 on this day in 2013.

Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Born on September 21, 1950
He turned 63 on this day in 2013.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter

Born on September 21, 1969
He turned 44 on this day in 2013.

Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro

Born on September 21, 1971
He turned 42 on this day in 2013.

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Born on September 21, 1972
He turned 41 on this day in 2013.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

TV personality
Born on September 21, 1981
She turned 32 on this day in 2013.

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo

Born on September 21, 1989
He turned 24 on this day in 2013.

Allison Scagliotti

Allison Scagliotti

Born on September 21, 1990
She turned 23 on this day in 2013.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on September 21, 2013.


UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 21, 2013 was most likely conceived around December 29, 2012.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 21, 2013 is close to June 14, 2014.

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Stats for September 21, 2013


Here are some interesting statistics about September 21, 2013:

  • 3,921 days have passed since this date.
  • 560 weeks have passed.
  • 338,774,400 seconds have passed since September 21, 2013.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 395,236,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 174,807,590,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 56,462,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 29,134,598 steps. That's roughly 12,949 miles.
  • 4,065,293 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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