Pavle Kozjek in Gregor Kresal Foto: Marko Prezelj
Pavle Kozjek in Gregor Kresal Foto: Marko Prezelj

In 1884 in Kranjska gora the Slovene writer Josip Vandot is born. He is famous for his novels about Kekec.

In 1929 the American fighter for African-American civil rights Martin Luther King is born. He won the Nobel Peace prize in 1964.

In 1950 Slovene writer Alma Karlin dies.

In 1993 Slovenia became a member of the International Monetary Fund.

In 2001 the history of Wikipedia formally began with the launch of Wikipedia.

MUSIC HISTORY

1965 - The Who record their first single, which is entitled 'I Can't Explain'. The guitar is played by Jimmy Page.

1972 - Don McLean with the song 'American Pie' lands on the No. 1 spot of the American singles chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.

1977 - British singer Leo Sayer with 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing' takes the No. 1 spot on the music charts in the USA.

1983 - Phil Collins with 'You Can't Hurry Love' is No. 1 on the British singles chart (it was a hit by the Supremes in 1966).

2006 - James Blunt is at No. 1 on the UK album chart with his debut album and biggest selling UK album of 2005 'Back To Bedlam'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, singer in Lynyrd Skynyrd (‘Sweet Home Alabama’).

1952 - Boris Blank, Swiss musician famous for his work in the musical duo Yello with Dieter Meier (1988 'The Race').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1622 se je v Parizu rodil komediograf Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere. Njegova najbolj znana dela so Skopuh, Scapinove zvijače in Namišljeni bolnik.

Leta 1884 se je v Kranjski gori rodil slovenski mladinski pisatelj Josip Vandot, znan predvsem po romanih o Kekcu. Napisal je tudi Kekčeve zgodbe.

Leta 1929 se je rodil ameriški bojevnik za državljanske pravice črncev Martin Luther King, Nobelov nagrajenec za mirl leta 1964.

Leta 1950 je umrla slovenska popotnica in pisateljica Alma Karlin.

Leta 1959 se je rodil eden najboljših alpinistov na svetu Pavle Kozjek, prvi Slovenec na Mount Everestu brez dodatnega kisika.

Leta 1993 je Slovenija postala članica Mednarodnega monetarnega sklada.

Leta 2001 je začela delovati spletna enciklopedija Wikipedia.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1965 - The Who so posneli svoj prvi single 'I Can't Explain'. Kitaro je igral Jimmy Page.

1972 - Don McLean je s pesmijo 'American Pie' na vrhu ameriške lestvice.

1977 - Leo Sayer je s pesmijo 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing' na vrhu ameriških lestvic.

1983 - Phil Collins je s pesmijo 'You Can't Hurry Love' na vrhu britanske lestvice, gre za hit zasedbe The Supremes iz leta 1966.

2006 - James Blunt je na vrhu britanske lestvice z albumom 'Back To Bedlam'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, pevec v Lynyrd Skynyrd (‘Sweet Home Alabama’).

1952 - Boris Blank, švicarski glasbenik, član dua Yello z Dieterom Meierjem (1988 'The Race').