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8 April

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In 1692 in Piran, Italian composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini is born. In addition to his work as a composer he was also a music theorist.

In 1818 German scientist August Wilhelm Hofmann is born. Hofmann's colour scheme is still used by some scientists: carbon = black, hydrogen = white, nitrogen = blue, oxygen = red, chlorine = green and sulphur = yellow.

In 1918 Betty Ford, wife of former American President Gerald Ford, is born. She founded the Betty Ford Clinic for the treatment of addictions.

In 1973 one of the greatest painters of all time, Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso dies.

In 1941 English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is born.

MUSIC HISTORY

1970 - The American documentary film of the music festival Woodstock is given its premiere in London. The festival took place a year earlier in New York.

1973 - Gilbert O'Sullivan is No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'Get Down'.

1989 - Roxette is No. 1 on the American singles chart with 'The Look'.

1995 - Take That is No. 1 on the British singles chart with 'Back For Good'.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1929 - Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and songwriter. Marc Almond, David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone and The Kingston Trio have all covered his songs. Brel has sold over 25 million records worldwide.

1962 - Izzy Stradlin, guitarist in Guns N' Roses (1988 'Sweet Child O' Mine').

1975 - Anouk, Dutch singer (1997 'Nobody's Wife').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN

Leta 1692 se je v Piranu rodil italijanski skladatelj in violinist Guiseppe Tartini. Utrdil je osnove današnje violinske tehnike.

Leta 1818 se je rodil nemški znanstvenik August Wilhelm Hofmann, ki je sintetiziral nova barvila.

Leta 1918 se je rodila Betty Ford, soproga nekdanjega ameriškega predsednika Geralda Forda. Ustanovila je kliniko za zdravljenje odvisnosti.

Leta 1973 je v umrl eden največjih slikarjev vseh časov, španski umetnik Pablo Picasso.

Leta 1941 se je rodila angleška modna oblikovalka Vivienne Westwood.

Leta 1990 je na prvih volitvah v Sloveniji zmagala opozicijska koalicija Demos.

Leta 2005 so pokopali papeža Janeza Pavla II. Na pogrebu je bilo več kot štiri milijone ljudi.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA

1970 - V Londonu so premierno prikazali dokumentarec iz glasbenega festivala Woodstock, ki se je zgodil leto prej v New Yorku.

1973 - Gilbert O'Sullivan je na 1. mestu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Get Down'.

1989 - Roxette sta na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice singlov z 'The Look'.

1995 - Take That so na 1. mestu britanske lestvice singlov z 'Back For Good'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN

1929 - belgijski pevec in pisec besedil Jacques Brel. Njegove pesmi so peli Marc Almond, David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone in The Kingston Trio. Brel je prodal več kot 25 milijonov plošč.

1962 - Izzy Stradlin, kitarist v Guns N' Roses (1988 'Sweet Child O' Mine').

1975 - Anouk, nizozemska pevka (1997 'Nobody's Wife).

Vesna Danilovič Novak