December 31, 2013 New Year's Eve

December 31, 2013, was a Tuesday. It was 10 years, 5 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on December 31, 2013:

  • Snapchat is hacked, exposing millions of usernames and phone numbers.
  • American actor James Avery (Uncle Phil) dies from complications following open heart surgery.
  • Actress Kaley Cuoco and tennis player Ryan Sweeting are married in Santa Susana, California.
Song charts

Popular songs

On December 31, 2013, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "The Monster" by Eminem ft Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

The music charts on December 31, 2013

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The Monster - Eminem Featuring Rihanna
  • Timber - Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha
  • Counting Stars - OneRepublic
  • Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  • Royals - Lorde
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.
The Hobbit 2

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Hobbit 2".


New Year's Eve 2013 occurred 3,819 days ago. Approximately 127 months have passed. It was the 365th day of 2013, in week 01. The decade was the 2010s. It was the last day of the year. A child born on this day is 10 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 42 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 31, 2013

Let's go back to the 2010s.

The date is December 31, 2013, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's New Year's Eve, and everyone is wondering what the year 2014 will bring.

In America, the song "The Monster" by Eminem ft Rihanna is at the top of the singles charts, while "Happy" by Pharrell Williams is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Hobbit 2 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 "White Collar", "Sherlock", "Game of Thrones", and "Nashville". 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. Sony's video game console the "PlayStation 4" has just been released. Meanwhile, Microsoft has also released its competing console the "XBox One".

Everyone is playing a new mobile game called "Flappy Bird". A suicide bombing at the Volgograd-1 railway station in Russia has left 18 people dead. Formula One star Michael Schumacher is in intensive care after suffering a brain injury during a recent skiing accident. Tributes are pouring in for American actor James Avery, who portrayed Uncle Phil in the sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". Avery passed away following complications from a recent open heart surgery.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ariel Sharon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viscera, and Peaches Geldof would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Clash of Clans", "Beyond: Two Souls", "Battlefield 4", and "Rust". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Team Umizoomi", and "T.U.F.F. Puppy".

Children are playing with toys such as Roboraptor, Thomas and Friends toys, Little People Zoo Talkers, and Big Hugs Elmo.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 31, 2013.

  • Flappy Bird.

    Flappy Bird

    People were playing an addictive new mobile game called Flappy Bird.
  • The situation in Ukraine begins to worsen.

    The situation in Ukraine begins to worsen

    The situation in Ukraine continued to worsen in December 2013 as 800,000 people attended a protest rally in Kiev. Kiev's city hall was stormed by protesters on December 1st.
  • The PlayStation 4 is released.

    The PlayStation 4 is released

    On November 15th, 2013, Sony released the "PlayStation 4" video game console.
  • 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 31, 2013.

  • December 2, 2013:
    • British diver Tom Daley comes out as gay in a YouTube video.
    • The first episode of Rick and Morty is aired on television.
  • December 5, 2013:
    • South African political leader Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95.
    • The value of Bitcoin drops after Chinese financial institutions are prohibited from using cryptocurrency.
  • December 6, 2013: The cryptocurrency Dogecoin is released.
  • December 8, 2013: Westlife singer Kian Egan wins the UK version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!".
  • December 12, 2013: Heavy metal band Slipknot announces that co-founder and drummer Joey Jordison has left the band "due to personal reasons".
  • December 13, 2013:
    • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) is released in cinemas.
    • Khloé Kardashian files for divorce from basketball player Lamar Odom after four years of marriage.
  • December 15, 2013:
    • Sam Bailey wins The X Factor.
    • Soccer: Tottenham are beaten 5-0 at home by Liverpool.
    • Ireland exits the eurozone bailout programme.
  • December 16, 2013:
    • The video game "DayZ" is released.
    • Football: Tottenham Hotspur sack manager Andre Villas-Boas.
    • 18 people lose their lives after a bus falls from an elevated highway in Manila in the Philippines.
  • December 17, 2013:
    • Tessanne Chin wins the fifth season of The Voice.
    • Katy Perry releases the song "Dark Horse".
  • December 18, 2013:
    • 20-year-old Heather Elvis goes missing in Carolina Forest, South Carolina.
    • The comedy film "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is released.
  • December 21, 2013: Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Škorjanec are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 28, 2013: Rapper Doe B is shot dead in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • December 29, 2013:
    • 18 people are killed by a suicide bombing at the Volgograd-1 railway station in Russia.
    • Formula One star Michael Schumacher suffers a brain injury during a skiing accident.
  • This date: December 31, 2013
  • January 1, 2014:
    • Slipknot co-founder and drummer Joey Jordison tells fans that he was fired from the band.
    • The first episode of the teen sitcom "Every Witch Way" is aired on Nickelodeon.
  • January 3, 2014: Internet culture: Reddit's /r/dankmemes subreddit is created.
  • January 4, 2014: The Iraqi city of Fallujah falls to ISIS and other Sunni insurgents.
  • January 6, 2014: Venezuelan actress Mónica Spear and her ex-husband are shot dead during a highway robbery in Carabobo.
  • January 12, 2014: The first episode of True Detective is aired on television.
  • January 13, 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
  • January 14, 2014: Professional wrestler Mae Young passes away at the age of 90.
  • January 15, 2014: Football: Nemanja Matic rejoins Chelsea.
  • January 17, 2014: It is reported that actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard are engaged.
  • January 18, 2014: Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne joins Wolfsburg for a fee of €22 million.
  • January 23, 2014: Justin Bieber is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Miami.
  • January 24, 2014: Football: Juan Mata signs for Manchester United.
  • January 26, 2014: Wrestling: CM Punk makes his last appearance in the WWE during the Royal Rumble.
  • January 29, 2014: The Chainsmokers release their song "Selfie".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31, 2013, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31, 2013 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.
Television shows

Television shows in December 2013

In December 2013, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 2013.

Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Originals
The Originals
The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 2013

If you were a kid on December 31, 2013, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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

Toys in 2013

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

The Xbox One
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4
Don't Rock The Boat
Don't Rock The Boat
Perplexus Epic
Perplexus Epic
LEGO Duplo Creative Sorter
LEGO Duplo Creative Sorter
Doc McStuffins dolls
Doc McStuffins dolls
LEGO Friends
LEGO Friends
Big Hugs Elmo
Big Hugs Elmo
The Furby Boom
The Furby Boom
Rainbow Loom
Rainbow Loom
The Avengers toys
The Avengers toys
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 2013.

DayZ 2013
Rust 2013
Dead Rising 3 2013
Dead Rising 3
Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4 2013
Battlefield 4
Batman: Arkham Origins 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins
Pokémon X and Y 2013
Pokémon X and Y
Beyond: Two Souls 2013
Beyond: Two Souls
FIFA 14 2013
Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Grand Theft Auto V
ARMA 3 2013

Were you born on December 31, 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 December 31, 2019, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 31.

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Born on December 31, 1937
He turned 76 on this day in 2013.

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson

Soccer manager
Born on December 31, 1941
He turned 72 on this day in 2013.

John Denver

John Denver

American singer Deceased
Born on December 31, 1943
He was not alive on this date.

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Born on December 31, 1959
He turned 54 on this day in 2013.

John Allen Muhammad

John Allen Muhammad

Convicted murderer Deceased
Born on December 31, 1960
He was not alive on this date.



South Korean singer
Born on December 31, 1977
He turned 36 on this day in 2013.

Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr.

American businessman
Born on December 31, 1977
He turned 36 on this day in 2013.

Hunter Schafer

Hunter Schafer

Born on December 31, 1998
She turned 15 on this day in 2013.



National holidays and famous events that fall on December 31:


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 31, 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 December 31, 2013 was most likely conceived around April 9, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31, 2013 is close to September 23, 2014.

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Stats for December 31, 2013


Here are some interesting statistics about December 31, 2013:

  • 3,819 days have passed since this date.
  • 545 weeks have passed.
  • 329,958,000 seconds have passed since December 31, 2013.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 384,951,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 170,258,328,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 54,993,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 28,376,388 steps. That's roughly 12,612 miles.
  • 3,959,496 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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