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12 January

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In 1876 American writer Jack London is born. His real name is John Griffith. Many of his stories were based on his own experiences as a tramp, sailor and gold digger. His important works include Call of the Wild, The Sea Wolf, and White Fang.

In 1915 the Rocky Mountains National Park was founded.

In 1976 the writer of detective stories Agatha Christie dies. Her best known characters were the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and the aged lady with a sharp mind Miss Marple. Agatha Christie wrote more than 65 novels and numerous short stories, many of her novels were made into films.

In 1998 nineteen European countries agreed on the prohibition of cloning human beings.

In 2010 earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230. 000 people.

MUSIC HISTORY

1974 - The Steve Miller Band takes 1. place on the American singles chart with 'The Joker'.

1980 - Bee gees go to place No. 1 on the American album chart with 'The Bee Gees Greatest Hits', which includes the songs Jive Talkin, Tragedy, Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever.

1985 - after 24 weeks as the No. 1 album in the nation, Prince slipped to the No. 2 spot with Purple Rain. Replacing Prince at the top spot was Bruce Springsteen with Born In the USA.

2003 - Maurice Gibb, the member of Bee Gees, dies.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1926 - country singer Ray Price ('For the good times').

1954 - Felipe Rose, singer in The Village People ('YMCA').

1959 - Per Gessle, Swedish pop singer, songwriter, guitarist who formed Roxette with Marie Fredriksson ('She's got the look').

1970 - Zack de la Rocha, vocals, Rage Against The Machine ('Bullet In The Head').

1974 - Mel C, singer in The Spice Girls ('Two become one').

1991 - Pixie Lott, British singer ('Cry me out').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1876 se je rodil ameriški pisatelj Jack London. Mnoge zgodbe so nastale iz lastnih izkušenj potepuha, mornarja in iskalca zlata. Njegova pomembnejša dela so Klic divjine, Morski volk, Beli očnjak.

Leta 1933 se je v Mariboru rodil novinar in športni delavec Evgen Bergant.

Leta 1972 je v Piranu umrl slovenski režiser češkega rodu František Čap. Njegovi najbolj znani filmi so Vesna, Ne čakaj na maj in Vrata ostanejo odprta.

Leta 1976 je umrla pisateljica detektivskih romanov Agatha Christie. Njena najbolj znana lika sta bila belgijski detektiv Hercule Poirot in ostarela ženica z bistrim umom Miss Marple.

Leta 1998 se je devetnajst evropskih držav odločilo za prepoved kloniranja človeka.

Leta 2010 je Haiti prizadel katastrofalen potres sedme stopnje po Richterjevi lestvici. Življenje je izgubilo več kot 230 tisoč ljudi.

Leta 2003 je Dejan Košir postal svetovni prvak v paralelnem veleslalomu v deskanju na snegu.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1974 - The Steve Miller Band zasede vrh ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'The Joker'.

1980 - zasedba Bee gees zasede vrh ameriške lestvice z albumom 'The Bee Gees Greatest Hits', na katerem so 'Jive Talkin', 'Tragedy', 'Stayin' Alive', 'How Deep Is Your Love', 'Night Fever'.

1985 - po 24 tednih na vrhu lestvice albumov, zamenja Princa in njegovo ploščo Purple Rain, Bruce Springsteen z albumom Born In the USA.

2003 - star 53 let je umrl član skupine Bee Gees, Maurice Gibb.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1926 - country pevec Ray Price ('For the good times').

1954 - pevec v The Village People, Felipe Rose ('YMCA').

1959 - Per Gessle, švedski kitarist, član dua Roxette ('She's got the look').

1970 - Zack de la Rocha, pevec zasedbe Rage Against The Machine ('Bullet In The Head').

1974 - Mel C, članica The Spice Girls ('Two become one').

1991 - Pixie Lott, britanska pevka ('Cry me out').


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