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11 June

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In 1859 in Vienna, the Austrian politician Clemens Wenzel von Metternich dies. He is the author of the infamous police-absolutist regime that oppressed the national and liberation movements in Europe. He only stepped down from the government in the 1848 March Revolution.

In 1867 the French physicist, Charles Fabry who first discovered ozone in the atmosphere, is born.

In 1910 the French explorer, the legendary captain of the ship Calypso, Jacques Cousteau is born. He dedicated his life to the exploration of life in the oceans.

In 1933 the American actor Gene Wilder is born. Wilder began his career on stage,his first film role was in Bonnie and Clyde. He wrote Young Frankenstein and has directed and several of his films, including The Woman in Red.

In 1949 in Ljubljana, the Slovenian poet Oton Župančič dies. Among his best known works are The Goblet of Inebriation, The Evergreen Beneath the Snow, and Veronica of Desenice.

In 1959 the English actor and musician Hugh Laurie is born. Laurie's fame expanded, when he first starred as Dr. Gregory House.

In 1979 the American film actor John Wayne, whose real name was Marion Michael Morison, dies. He is best known for his roles in Wild West films.

In 1998 in Ljubljana, the Slovenian conductor and composer Jože Privšek dies.

MUSIC HISTORY

1966 - The Rolling Stones are No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'Paint It, Black'.

1969 - The Beatles with their 'The Ballad Of John and Yoko' are at the top of the British singles chart.

1977 - KC and the Sunshine Band are at the top of the American singles chart with 'I'm Your Boogie Man'.

2006 - Sandi Thom is No. 1 on the UK album chart with 'Smile . . . It Confuses People', featured the hit 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, (with flowers in My Hair').

BORN ON THIS DAY

1946 - John Lawton, blues vocalist, in Uriah Heep ('Return To Fantasy').

1947 - Glenn Leonard, first tenor in The Temptations (My girl).

1961 - Robert Birch, British singer in Stereo MC's ('Step It Up').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1859 je na Dunaju umrl avstrijski politik Clemens Wenzel Metternich. Bil je avtor zloglasnega policijsko-absolutističnega režima, ki je zatiral nacionalna in osvobodilna gibanja v Evropi. Z oblasti je odstoplil šele v marčni revoluciji leta 1848.

Leta 1867 se je rodil francoski fizik, ki je v atmosferi prvi odkril ozon, Charles Fabry.

Leta 1910 se je rodil francoski raziskovalec, legendarni kapetan ladje Calypso, Jacques Cousteau. Življenje je posvetil raziskovanju življenja v oceanih.

Leta 1933 se je rodil ameriški igralec Gene Wilder. Poznamo ga iz filmov Ženska v rdečem, Bonnie in Clyde in Mladi Frankenstein.

Leta 1949 je v Ljubljani umrl slovenski pesnik Oton Župančič. Njegove najbolj znane zbirke so Čaša opojnosti, Zimzelen pod snegom in Veronika Deseniška.

Leta 1959 se je rodil britanski igralec in glasbenik Hugh Laurie, najbolj znan kot doktor House iz nadaljevanke Zdravnikova vest.

Leta 1979 je umrl ameriški filmski igralec John Wayne, s pravim imenom Marion Michael Morison. Najbolj znan je po svojih vlogah v filmih z Divjega zahoda.

Leta 1998 je v Ljubljani umrl slovenski dirigent in skladatelj Jože Privšek. Svojo profesionalno pot je začel kot pianist in vibrafonist, Big Band pa je vodil od leta 1961 do 1995.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1966 - The Rolling Stones so na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice singlov s skladbo 'Paint It, Black'.

1969 - The Beatles so z 'The Ballad Of John and Yoko' na vrhu britanske lestvice singlov.

1969 - David Bowie izda singel Space Oddity. Izdaja te pesmi je sovpadla s prvim pristankom človeške posadke na Luni.

1977 - KC and the Sunshine Band kraljujejo na ameriški lestvici singlov z 'I'm Your Boogie Man'.

2006 - Sandi Thom je na vrhu britanske lestvice z labumom 'Smile . . . It Confuses People', na katerem je hit 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker, (with flowers in My Hair').

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1946 - John Lawton, blues vokalist, v Uriah Heep ('Return To Fantasy').

1947 - Glenn Leonard, prvi tenorist pri zasedbi The Temptations (My girl).

1961 - Robert Birch, britanski pevec pri Stereo MC's ('Step It Up').

Vesna Danilovič Novak