December 31st, 2013

December 31st, 2013, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 365 of 2013. The decade was the 2010s.

6 years, 7 months and 11 days have passed since December 31st, 2013.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 31st, 2013:

  • American actor James Avery (Uncle Phil) dies from complications following open heart surgery.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 31st, 2013:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Hobbit 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 31st, 2013 and it's a Tuesday. It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 2014 will bring them. In America, the song The Monster by Eminem ft Rihanna is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Happy by Pharrell Williams is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Hobbit 2 is at the top of the Box Office. 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".

A mobile game called "Flappy Bird" is currently surging in popularity. A suicide bombing at the Volgograd-1 railway station in Russia has left 18 people dead. Formula One star Michael Schumacher is currently in intensive care after he suffered 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Community", "Black Mirror" and "House of Cards". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist", "ARMA 3", "Batman: Arkham Origins" and "Call of Duty: Ghosts". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Phineas and Ferb", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Austin & Ally" and "Sam & Cat".

Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation 4" and "Xbox One".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 31st, 2013.

  • 12 Years a Slave

    The movie "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013.

  • 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.

  • Mila Kunis

    Actress Mila Kunis is the flavour of 2013 as she is named as FHM's sexiest woman.

  • Time Person of the Year 2013

    Newly-elected Pope Francis is named as the Time Person of the Year 2013.

  • 2013 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2013 included Macklemore, will.i.am, 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.

  • Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) would go on to win a Grammy for 2013's Record of the Year.

  • Vine.

    A video-hosting service called "Vine" exploded in popularity throughout 2013.

  • Doge.

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

  • Ukraine Situation Worsens

    The situation in Ukraine continues to worsen as 800,000 people attend a protest rally in Kiev. President Yanukovych receives financial help when Russia decides to purchase $15 billion dollars worth of Ukrainian debt. Kiev's city hall is stormed by protesters.

  • Flappy Bird

    A mobile app game called Flappy Bird is beginning to take off in popularity


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 6 years, 7 months and 11 days have passed since December 31st, 2013.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2013.
  • Leap Year: 2013 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 31st, 2013, will be 6 years of age.
  • People born in 2013 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1388448000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 31st, 2013:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31st, 2013, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31st, 2013 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Rick and Morty - Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.
  • Peaky Blinders - British crime series that is set in the 19th century.
  • Orange Is the New Black - American comedy-drama about a federal prison.
  • House of Cards - Political thriller.
  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.

2013 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2013.

"Paw Patrol" - "Sam & Cat" - "Dog with a Blog" - "Doc McStuffins" - "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" - "Austin & Ally" - "Jessie" - "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" - "Good Luck Charlie" - "Team Umizoomi" - "Glee" - "Phineas and Ferb" - "Curious George" - "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


2013 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2013:

  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December:

  • New Year's Eve

Weather

Weather information for December 31st, 2013:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 17.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.59cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 31st, 2013.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 31st, 2013 was probably conceived around the 23rd of March, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31st, 2013 is the 10th of October, 2014. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • DayZ - Survival video game.
  • Rust - Survival video game.
  • Dead Rising 3 - Action-adventure video game developed by Capcom Vancouver.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts - Developed by Infinity Ward.
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - The fourth game in the series.
  • Battlefield 4 - Military FPS game.
  • Batman: Arkham Origins - Action game developed by WB Games Montreal.
  • Grand Theft Auto V - The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.
  • ARMA 3 - Military tactical shooter video game.
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Toronto.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 2013.

  • 2,416 days have passed since this date.
  • 208,738,800 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 2013.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 243,528,600 times.
  • Since December 31st, 2013, earth has travelled approximately 107,709,220,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 34,789,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 17,951,537 steps. That's about 7,978 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,504,866 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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