This Day in History on 13 January

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 13 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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]

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History