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7 December

Madame Tussauds, Carigrad • Foto: EPA

In 43 BC. Roman statesman and speaker Cicero dies.

In 1761, in Strasbourg sculptor Marie Tussaud of Swiss descent is born. In 1832 she opened in London her famous wax museum.

In 1925 swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play Tarzan in several movies.

In 1941, Japan attacks the American naval base of Pearl Harbour. With this, the U. S. entered the Second World War II.

In 1983, Charles Brooks becomes the first prisoner to be put to death by injection.

In 2011, actor Harry Morgan dies. His best known role was Colonel Sherman Potter in the TV series M*A*S*H.

MUSIC HISTORY

1967 - Otis Redding records '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay'.

1974 - Barry White is in the No. 1 spot on the British charts with 'You're The First, The Last, My Everything'.

1974 - at the top of the American charts is Carl Douglas with the song 'Kung Fu Fighting'.

1977 - Inventor of the long-playing microgroove record Dr Peter Carl Goldmark dies.

1985 - Mr Mister with the song 'Broken Wings' is No. 1 on the American charts.

1991 - George Michael and Elton John are in the No. 1 spot on the British charts with 'Don't Let The Sun Go down On Me'.

1991 - U2 went to No. 1 on the US album charts with 'Achtung Baby'. Featuring 'One' and 'The Fly'.

1996 - Toni Braxton is at No. 1 on the US singles chart with 'Un- Break My Heart'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1949 - American singer and composer Tom Waits ('Jersey Girl').

1979 - Singer Sara Beth Bareilles ('Love Song').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 43 pr. n. št. je umrl rimski govorec Cicero.

Leta 1761 se je v Strasburgu rodila kiparka švicarskega rodu Marie Tussaud, ki je leta 1832 v Londonu odprla znameniti muzej voščenih lutk.

Leta 1925 je plavalec Johnny Weissmuller postavil svetovni rekord v prostem plavanju na 100 metrov. Svoje zmožnosti je pokazal v filmih o Tarzanu.

Leta 1941 Japonska napade ameriško pomorsko oporišče Pearl Harbour. S tem so ZDA vstopile v 2. svetovno vojno.

Leta 1983 je Charles Brooks kot prvi obsojenec usmrčen z injekcijo.

Leta 2011 je umrl igralec Harry Morgan, znan po vlogi v nadaljevanki M*A*S*H.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1967 - Otis Redding posname uspešnico '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay'.

1974 - Barry White je na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'You're The First, The Last, My Everything'.

1974 - na vrhu ameriške lestvice je Carl Douglas s pesmijo 'Kung Fu Fighting'.

1977 - izumitelj LP-ja Dr Peter Carl Goldmark umre v nesreči.

1985 - Mr Mister so s skladbo 'Broken Wings' na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice.

1991 - George Michael in Elton John sta na vrhu britanske lestvice s pesmijo 'Don't Let The Sun Go down On Me'.

1991 - U2 so na vrhu ameriške klestvice z albumom 'Achtung Baby', na katerem sta tudi 'The Fly' in 'One'.

1996 - Toni Braxton je na vrhu ameriške lestvice s pesmijo 'Un- Break My Heart'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1949 - ameriški pevec in skladatelj Tom Waits ('Jersey Girl', 'Downtown train').

1979 - ameriška pevka Sarah Bareilles ('Love Song').


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