Foto: EPA
Foto: EPA

In 1686 physicist Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit is born. He is the inventor of the first truly reliable thermometer.

In 1900 in Paris the second Olympic Games of the modern era open.

In 1944, the American film director George Lucas is born. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones.

In 1973, the United States launched Skylab, the first U. S. space station.

ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC

1977 - Leo Sayer is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'When I Need You'.

1983 - Spandau Ballet is No. 1 on the British albums chart with 'True.' On the album are ‘Gold’, 'Lifeline' and 'Communication'.

1998 - American singer and film star Frank Sinatra dies ('New York').

2006 - Red Hot Chili Peppers is No. 1 on the UK album chart with 'Stadium Arcadium'.

2015 - B. B. King, American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist dies. Some of his studio albums: Singin' the Blues (1957), King of the Blues (1960), Blues For Me (1961), Blues in My Heart (1962), Mr. Blues (1963), King Size (1977), Blues Summit (1993), Blues on the Bayou (1998).

BORN ON THIS DAY

1952 - Scottish singer David Byrne, singer with Talking Heads (1985 'Road To Nowhere').

1956 - Steve Hogarth, lead singer in Marillion (1985 'Kayleigh').

1984 - English singer-songwriter Olly Murs (2010 'Please Don't Let Me Go').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1643 Ludvik XIV. zasede francoski prestol.

Leta 1686 se je rodil fizik Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit. Velja za izumitelja prvega resnično zanesljivega termometra.

Leta 1741 je napravil pomemben korak s tem, da je nadomestil alkohol z živim srebrom. Živo srebro je omogočilo merjenje temperatur precej nad vreliščem vode in tudi precej pod lediščem.

Leta 1900 se v Parizu začnejo druge olimpijske igre moderne dobe.

Leta 1944 se je rodil ameriški režiser George Lucas, najbolj znan po filmih Vojna zvezd in Indiana Jones.

Leta 1983 se je rodil slovenski košarkar Uroš Slokar.

Leta 1987 je umrl slovenski pisatelj, pesnik in scenarist Vitomil Zupan.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1977 - Leo Sayer je na vrhu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'When I Need You'.

1983 - Spandau Ballet so na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'True', na katerem so pesmi 'Gold', 'Lifeline' in 'Communication'.

1998 - umrl je ameriški pevec in igralec Frank Sinatra ('New York').

2006 - Red Hot Chili Peppers so na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'Stadium Arcadium'.

2015 - umrl je ameriški pevec bluesa in kitarist B. B. King. Med njegovimi številnimi albumi so: Singin' the Blues (1957), King of the Blues (1960), Blues For Me (1961), Blues in My Heart (1962), Mr. Blues (1963), King Size (1977), Blues Summit (1993), Blues on the Bayou (1998).

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1952 - David Byrne, pevec v Talking heads (1985 'Road to Nowhere').

1956 - Steve Hogarth, pevec v Marillion (1985 'Kayleigh').

1984 - britanski pevec Olly Murs (2010 'Please Don't Let Me Go').