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21. Jun 2018 at 17:54 Global On this day

25 June

Michael Jackson Foto: Reuters

In 1903, the British novelist and essayist George Orwell is born. His best known work is a pessimistic novel about the future titled 1984.

In 1950 the three-year Korean War begins when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea. The war seriously endangers world peace because of the involvement of the United States and China.

The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3:1 after extra time in the final.

In 1981, the Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann is born.

In 1991, Slovenia declared its independence on the basis of the overall results of a general referendum, which was held on 23rd December 1990. The majority of voters (88. 5%) opted for secession from Yugoslavia.

In 1997, the French maritime explorer Jacques Cousteau, who dedicated most of his life to deep-sea research with his ship Calypso, dies. He was 87 years old.

In 2009, the American actress Farrah Fawcett dies.

MUSIC HISTORY

1964 - Roy Orbison is No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'It's Over'.

1966 - The Beatles are on the No. 1 spot on the American singles chart with 'Paperback Writer', it was their 12th No. 1 hit.

1977 - Marvin Gaye with the song 'Got To Give It Up' is No. 1 on the American singles chart.

1983 - Music from the film 'Flashdance' stays on the No. 1 spot on the American albums chart.

2009 - Michael Jackson dies.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1935 - Eddie Floyd, American soul singer ('Knock On Wood').

1939 - Harold Melvin, American soul singer ('If You Don't Know Me By Know').

1945 - Carly Simon, American singer ('Your So Vain').

1963 - George Michael, British singer ('Faith').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1903 se je rodil angleški pisatelj in esejist George Orwell. Njegovo najbolj znano delo je pesimistični roman o prihodnosti z naslovom 1984.

Leta 1950 je vojska Severne Koreje vkorakala v Južno Korejo. Začela se je triletna korejska vojna, ki je resno ogrozila svetovni mir zaradi vpletenosti ZDA in Kitajske.

Leta 1978 je Argentina prvič postala svetovni prvak v nogometu. V finalu je po podaljšku s 3:1 premagala Nizozemsko.

Leta 1981 se je rodil švicarski smučarski skakalec Simon Ammann.

Leta 1991 razglasi Slovenija neodvisnost na podlagi rezultatov referenduma, ki je bil pol leta prej. Absolutna večina volilcev se je odločila za odcepitev od Jugoslavije. Danes je Dan državnosti.

Leta 1997 je umrl francoski pomorski raziskovalec Jacques Coustou, ki je večino svojega življenja posvetil raziskavam morskih globin z ladjo Calypso.

Leta 2009 je umrla ameriška igralka Farrah Fawcett.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1964 - Roy Orbison je na 1. mestu britanske lestvice singlov z 'It's Over'.

1966 - The Beatles so na vrhu ameriške lestvice s skladbo 'Paperback Writer'.

1977 - Marvin Gaye je s skladbo 'Got To Give It Up' na vrhu ameriške lestvice.

1983 - glasba iz filma 'Flashdance' je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice albumov.

2009 - umrl je kralj popa Michael Jackson.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1935 - Eddie Floyd, ameriški soul pevec ('Knock On Wood').

1939 - Harold Melvin, ameriški soul pevec ('If You Don't Know Me By Know').

1945 - Carly Simon, ameriška pevka ('Your So Vain’).

1963 - George Michael, britanski pevec ('Faith'). Umrl decembra 2016.

Vesna Danilovič Novak