On this Day 13 January

Important Days

Important Events

1842 – Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1948 – Gaj Singh, Indian lawyer and politician


1949 – Rakesh Sharma, Indian commander, pilot, and astronaut

Death/ Death Anniversary

2017 – Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, English photographer and sometime member of the British royal family (b. 1930)[17]
2017 – Dick Gautier, American actor (b. 1931)[18]
2017 – Magic Alex, Greek electronics engineer (b. 1942)[19]
2019 – Phil Masinga, South African footballer (b. 1969)[20]