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- 753 BC – Romulus founds Rome (traditional date).
- 43 BC – Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
- 900 – The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines): the Commander-in-Chief of the Kingdom of Tondo, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah, pardons from all debt the Honourable Namwaran and his relations.
- 1092 – The Diocese of Pisa is elevated to the rank of metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Urban II
- 1506 – The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.
- 1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
- 1526 – The last ruler of the Lodi dynasty, Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat.
- 1615 – The Wignacourt Aqueduct is inaugurated in Malta.
- 1782 – The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke.
- 1792 – Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
- 1802 – Twelve thousand Wahhabis under Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad, invaded city of Karbala, killed over three thousand inhabitants, and sacked the city.
- 1806 – Action of 21 April 1806: A French frigate escapes British forces off the coast of South Africa.
- 1809 – Two Austrian army corps are driven from Landshut by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon as two French corps to the north hold off the main Austrian army on the first day of the Battle of Eckmühl.
- 1821 – Benderli Ali Pasha arrives in Constantinople as the new Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire; he remains in power for only nine days before being sent into exile.
- 1836 – Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- 1856 – Australian labour movement: Stonemasons and building workers on building sites around Melbourne march from the University of Melbourne to Parliament House to achieve an eight-hour day.
- 1894 – Norway formally adopts the Krag–Jørgensen bolt-action rifle as the main arm of its armed forces, a weapon that would remain in service for almost 50 years.
- 1898 – Spanish–American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports. When the U.S. Congress issued a declaration of war on April 25, it declared that a state of war had existed from this date.
- 1914 – Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz.
- 1918 – World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
- 1926 – Al-Baqi cemetery, former site of the mausoleum of four Shi'a Imams, is leveled to the ground by Wahhabis.
- 1934 – The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax).
- 1945 – World War II: Soviet forces south of Berlin at Zossen attack the German High Command headquarters.
- 1948 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 relating to Kashmir conflict is adopted.
- 1952 – Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
- 1960 – Brasília, Brazil's capital, is officially inaugurated. At 09:30, the Three Powers of the Republic are simultaneously transferred from the old capital, Rio de Janeiro.
- 1962 – The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
- 1963 – The first election of the Universal House of Justice is held, marking its establishment as the supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith.
- 1964 – A Transit-5bn satellite fails to reach orbit after launch; as it re-enters the atmosphere, 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg) of radioactive plutonium in its SNAP RTG power source is widely dispersed.
- 1965 – The 1964–1965 New York World's Fair opens for its second and final season.
- 1966 – Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
- 1967 – Greek military junta of 1967–74: A few days before the general election in Greece, Colonel George Papadopoulos leads a coup d'état, establishing a military regime that lasts for seven years.
- 1975 – Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu flees Saigon, as Xuân Lộc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
- 1977 – Annie opens on Broadway.
- 1982 – Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
- 1985 – The compound of the militant group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord surrenders to federal authorities in Arkansas after a two-day government siege.
- 1987 – The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that detonates in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo, killing 106 people.
- 1989 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.
- 1993 – The Supreme Court in La Paz, Bolivia, sentences former dictator Luis García Meza to 30 years in jail without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the constitution.
- 2004 – Five suicide car bombers target police stations in and around Basra, killing 74 people and wounding 160.
- 2010 – The controversial Kharkiv Pact (Russian Ukrainian Naval Base for Gas Treaty) is signed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; it was unilaterally terminated by Russia on March 31, 2014.
- 2012 – Two trains are involved in a head-on collision near Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, injuring 116 people.
- 2012 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 2043 relating to Syrian uprising is adopted.
- 2014 – The American city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
- 1132 – Sancho VI, king of Navarre (d. 1194)
- 1488 – Ulrich von Hutten, German religious reformer (d. 1523)
- 1523 – Marco Antonio Bragadin, Venetian lawyer and military officer (d. 1571)
- 1555 – Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1619)
- 1619 – Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Town (d. 1677)
- 1630 – Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten, Dutch-English painter (d. 1700)
- 1631 – Francesco Maidalchini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1700)
- 1642 – Simon de la Loubère, French mathematician, poet, and diplomat (d. 1729)
- 1651 – Joseph Vaz, Sri Lankan priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1711)
- 1652 – Michel Rolle, French mathematician and academic (d. 1719)
- 1671 – John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
- 1673 – Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1742)
- 1713 – Louis de Noailles, French general (d. 1793)
- 1730 – Antonín Kammel, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1788)
- 1752 – Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait, French engineer, hydrographer, and politician, French Minister of Marine and the Colonies (d. 1807)
- 1752 – Humphry Repton, English gardener and author (d. 1818)
- 1774 – Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1862)
- 1775 – Alexander Anderson, Scottish-American illustrator and engraver (d. 1870)
- 1790 – Manuel Blanco Encalada, Spanish-Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (d. 1876)
- 1810 – John Putnam Chapin, American politician, 10th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1864)
- 1811 – Alson Sherman, American merchant and politician, 8th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1903)
- 1814 – Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, English art collector and philanthropist (d. 1906)
- 1816 – Charlotte Brontë, Cornish-English novelist and poet (d. 1855)
- 1837 – Fredrik Bajer, Danish lieutenant and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)
- 1838 – John Muir, Scottish-American environmentalist and author (d. 1914)
- 1851 – Charles Barrois, French geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1939)
- 1854 – William Stang, German-American bishop (d. 1907)
- 1864 – Max Weber, German economist and sociologist (d. 1920)
- 1868 – Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter (d. 1932)
- 1870 – Edwin Stanton Porter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1941)
- 1874 – Vincent Scotto, French actor and composer (d. 1952)
- 1882 – Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
- 1885 – Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (d. 1967)
- 1887 – Joe McCarthy, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)
- 1889 – Marcel Boussac, French businessman (d. 1980)
- 1889 – Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
- 1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Sr., Russian-American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
- 1892 – Freddie Dixon, English motorcycle racer and racing driver (d. 1956)
- 1893 – Romeo Bertini, Italian runner (d. 1973)
- 1898 – Maurice Wilson, English soldier, pilot, and mountaineer (d. 1934)
- 1899 – Randall Thompson, American composer and academic (d. 1984)
- 1903 – Luis Saslavsky, Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- 1904 – Jean Hélion, French painter (d. 1987)
- 1904 – Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (d. 1945)
- 1905 – Pat Brown, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Governor of California (d. 1996)
- 1911 – Ivan Combe, American businessman, developed Clearasil (d. 2000)
- 1911 – Kemal Satır, Turkish physician and politician (d. 1991)
- 1912 – Eve Arnold, Russian-American photojournalist (d. 2012)
- 1912 – Marcel Camus, French director and screenwriter (d. 1982)
- 1913 – Norman Parkinson, English photographer (d. 1990)
- 1914 – Angelo Savoldi, Italian-American wrestler and promoter, co-founded International World Class Championship Wrestling (d. 2013)
- 1915 – Garrett Hardin, American ecologist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
- 1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (d. 2001)
- 1916 – Estella B. Diggs, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
- 1918 – Eddy Christiani, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- 1919 – Don Cornell, American singer and trumpet player (d. 2004)
- 1919 – Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (d. 1981)
- 1919 – Licio Gelli, Italian financer (d. 2015)
- 1920 – Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (d. 1991)
- 1922 – Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist and screenwriter (d. 1987)
- 1922 – Allan Watkins, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 2011)
- 1923 – John Mortimer, English lawyer and author (d. 2009)
- 1924 – Ira Louvin, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1965)
- 1925 – Anthony Mason, Australian soldier and judge, 9th Chief Justice of Australia
- 1925 – John Swinton of Kimmerghame, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire
- 1926 – Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms
- 1926 – Arthur Rowley, English footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2002)
- 1927 – Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (d. 1991)
- 1928 – Jack Evans, Welsh-Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)
- 1930 – Hilda Hilst, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2004)
- 1930 – Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (d. 1989)
- 1930 – Dieter Roth, German-Swiss illustrator and sculptor (d. 1998)
- 1930 – Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (d. 2012)
- 1932 – Slide Hampton, African-American trombonist and composer
- 1932 – Elaine May, American actress, comedian, director, and screenwriter
- 1932 – Angela Mortimer, English tennis player
- 1933 – Edelmiro Amante, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
- 1933 – Easley Blackwood, Jr., American pianist, composer, and educator
- 1933 – Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2014)
- 1935 – Charles Grodin, American actor and talk show host
- 1935 – Thomas Kean, American academic and politician, 48th Governor of New Jersey
- 1936 – James Dobson, American evangelist, psychologist, and author, founded Focus on the Family
- 1936 – Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2009)
- 1937 – Gary Peters (baseball), American baseball player
- 1937 – Ben Zinn, Israeli-born American academic and former international soccer player
- 1939 – John McCabe, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)
- 1939 – Sister Helen Prejean, American nun, activist, and author
- 1939 – Reni Santoni, American actor
- 1940 – Jacques Caron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1940 – Souleymane Cissé, Malian director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1941 – David L. Boren, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Oklahoma
- 1942 – Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand politician, 33rd Prime Minister of New Zealand
- 1945 – Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, Indian cricketer and umpire
- 1945 – Mark Wainberg, Canadian researcher and HIV/AIDS activist (d. 2017)
- 1945 – Diana Darvey, English actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
- 1947 – Al Bumbry, American baseball player
- 1947 – Iggy Pop, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- 1947 – John Weider, English bass player
- 1948 – Gary Condit, American businessman and politician
- 1948 – Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2008)
- 1948 – Josef Flammer, Swiss ophthalmologist
- 1948 – Dieter Fromm, German runner
- 1949 – Patti LuPone, American actress and singer
- 1950 – Shivaji Satam, Indian actor
- 1951 – Tony Danza, American actor and producer
- 1951 – Michael Freedman, American mathematician and academic
- 1951 – Steve Vickers, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1952 – Gerald Early, American author and academic
- 1952 – Cheryl Gillan, British businesswoman and politician, Secretary of State for Wales
- 1953 – John Brumby, Australian politician, 45th Premier of Victoria
- 1954 – Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1954 – James Morrison, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1955 – Murathan Mungan, Turkish author, poet, and playwright
- 1955 – Doug Soetaert, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1956 – Peter Kosminsky, English director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1956 – Phillip Longman, German-American demographer and journalist
- 1957 – Hervé Le Tellier, French linguist and author
- 1957 – Jesse Orosco, American baseball player
- 1957 – Herbert Wetterauer, German painter, sculptor, and author
- 1958 – Andie MacDowell, American model, actress, and producer
- 1958 – Yoshito Usui, Japanese illustrator (d. 2009)
- 1958 – Michael Zarnock, American author
- 1959 – Tim Jacobus, American illustrator and painter
- 1959 – Olga Kuragina, Russian pentathlete
- 1959 – Arno Pijpers, Dutch footballer and coach
- 1959 – Robert Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1960 – Michel Goulet, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
- 1960 – Julius Korir, Kenyan runner
- 1961 – Cathy Cavadini, American voice actress
- 1961 – Carey Hayes, American screenwriter and producer
- 1961 – Chad Hayes, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- 1961 – Neale Marmon, English-German footballer, coach, and manager
- 1961 – David Servan-Schreiber, French physician, neuroscientist, and author (d. 2011)
- 1962 – Les Lancaster, American baseball player and coach
- 1962 – Craig Robinson, American basketball player and coach
- 1962 – Aavo Sarap, Estonian footballer and coach
- 1963 – Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- 1963 – Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
- 1963 – John Cameron Mitchell, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- 1964 – Alex Baumann, Czech-Canadian swimmer
- 1964 – Ludmila Engquist, Russian-Swedish hurdler
- 1965 – Ed Belfour, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1965 – Karen Foster, American model and actress
- 1965 – Gary Grant, American basketball player
- 1965 – Thomas Helmer, German footballer
- 1965 – Fiona Kelleghan, American academic, critic and librarian
- 1967 – Emilio Valle, Cuban hurdler
- 1968 – Peter van Vossen, Dutch footballer and coach
- 1969 – John Kibowen, Kenyan runner
- 1969 – Toby Stephens, English actor
- 1970 – Jeff Anderson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
- 1970 – Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- 1970 – Rob Riggle, American actor and comedian
- 1970 – Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
- 1971 – Axl Rotten, American wrestler (d. 2016)
- 1971 – Michael Turner, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)
- 1972 – Richard Chelimo, Kenyan runner (d. 2001)
- 1972 – Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
- 1973 – Steve Backshall, English naturalist, writer, and television presenter
- 1973 – Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian hurdler and coach
- 1974 – Maksim Gruznov, Estonian footballer
- 1974 – Orlando Jordan, American wrestler
- 1974 – David Peachey, Australian rugby league player
- 1975 – Danyon Loader, New Zealand swimmer
- 1976 – Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
- 1976 – Petero Civoniceva, Fijian-Australian rugby league player
- 1977 – Gyula Koi, Hungarian scholar and educator
- 1977 – Jamie Salé, Canadian figure skater
- 1978 – Jacob Burns, Australian footballer
- 1978 – Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer
- 1978 – Yuliya Pechonkina, Russian hurdler
- 1979 – Tobias Linderoth, French-Swedish footballer and coach
- 1979 – James McAvoy, Scottish actor
- 1980 – Jeff Keppinger, American baseball player
- 1980 – Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1980 – Tony Romo, American football player
- 1981 – Mads Junker, Danish footballer
- 1982 – Khalif Barnes, American football player
- 1982 – Micheal Luck, Australian rugby league player
- 1982 – Carnell Williams, American football player
- 1983 – Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
- 1983 – Marco Donadel, Italian footballer
- 1984 – Shayna Fox, American voice actress
- 1986 – Audra Cohen, American tennis player
- 1986 – Alexander Edler, Swedish ice hockey player
- 1986 – Rodney Stuckey, American basketball player
- 1986 – Mirko Valdifiori, Italian footballer
- 1987 – Nadif Chowdhury, Bangladeshi cricketer
- 1987 – Eric Devendorf, American basketball player
- 1987 – Leroy George, Dutch footballer
- 1987 – Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian singer
- 1988 – Jencarlos Canela, American singer-songwriter and actor
- 1988 – Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
- 1988 – Adam Rooney, Irish footballer
- 1989 – Tatyana McFadden, Russian-American sprinter and skier
- 1989 – Carlos Muñoz, Chilean footballer
- 1990 – Aleksandar Prijović, Swiss footballer
- 1992 – Isco, Spanish footballer
- 1992 – Rene Santos, Brazilian footballer
- 1994 – Mitchell Weiser, German footballer
- 234 – Emperor Xian of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 181)
- 586 – Liuvigild, king of the Visigoths
- 847 – Odgar, Frankish archbishop of Mainz
- 866 – Bardas, de facto regent of the Byzantine Empire
- 941 – Bajkam, de facto regent of the Abbasid Caliphate
- 1073 – Pope Alexander II
- 1109 – Anselm of Canterbury, Italian-English archbishop and saint (b. 1033)
- 1136 – Stephen, Count of Tréguier Breton noblemen (b. c. 1058/62)
- 1142 – Peter Abelard, French philosopher and theologian (b. 1079)
- 1213 – Maria of Montpellier, Lady of Montpellier, Queen of Aragon (b. 1182)
- 1329 – Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)
- 1400 – John Wittlebury, English politician (b. 1333)
- 1509 – Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
- 1557 – Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1495)
- 1574 – Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1519)
- 1591 – Sen no Rikyu, Japanese exponent of the tea ceremony (b. 1522)
- 1650 – Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi, Japanese samurai (b. 1607)
- 1668 – Jan Boeckhorst, Flemish painter (b. c. 1604)
- 1699 – Jean Racine, French playwright and poet (b. 1639)
- 1719 – Philippe de La Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1640)
- 1720 – Antoine Hamilton, Irish-French soldier and author (b. 1646)
- 1722 – Robert Beverley, Jr., English historian and author (b. 1673)
- 1736 – Prince Eugene of Savoy (b. 1663)
- 1740 – Thomas Tickell, English poet and author (b. 1685)
- 1758 – Francesco Zerafa, Maltese architect (b. 1679)
- 1815 – Joseph Winston, American soldier and politician (b. 1746)
- 1825 – Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (b. 1765)
- 1852 – Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
- 1863 – Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, Irish politician (b. 1782)
- 1900 – Vikramatji Khimojiraj, Indian ruler (b. 1819)
- 1910 – Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (b. 1835)
- 1918 – Manfred von Richthofen, German captain and pilot (b. 1892)
- 1924 – Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (b. 1858)
- 1930 – Robert Bridges, English poet and author (b. 1844)
- 1932 – Friedrich Gustav Piffl, Bohemian cardinal (b. 1864)
- 1938 – Muhammad Iqbal, Indian-Pakistani philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
- 1941 – Fritz Manteuffel, German gymnast (b. 1875)
- 1945 – Walter Model, German field marshal (b. 1891)
- 1946 – John Maynard Keynes, English economist and philosopher (b. 1883)
- 1948 – Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (b. 1887)
- 1952 – Leslie Banks, American actor, director and producer (b. 1890)
- 1954 – Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (b. 1897)
- 1956 – Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1895)
- 1965 – Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
- 1971 – François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (b. 1907)
- 1973 – Arthur Fadden, Australian accountant and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
- 1973 – Kemal Tahir, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1910)
- 1974 – Chic Harley, American football player (b. 1894)
- 1977 – Gummo Marx, American vaudevillian and talent agent (b. 1893)
- 1978 – Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (b.1947)
- 1978 – Thomas Wyatt Turner, American biologist and academic (b. 1877)
- 1980 – Alexander Oparin, Russian biochemist and academic (b. 1894)
- 1980 – Sohrab Sepehri, Iranian poet and painter (b. 1928)
- 1983 – Walter Slezak, Austrian-American actor and singer (b. 1902)
- 1984 – Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895)
- 1984 – Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian engineer and mountaineer (b. 1943)
- 1985 – Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the monokini (b. 1922)
- 1985 – Tancredo Neves, Brazilian banker and politician, Prime Minister of Brazil (b. 1910)
- 1986 – Marjorie Eaton, American painter and actress (b. 1901)
- 1986 – Salah Jahin, Egyptian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1930)
- 1987 – Gustav Bergmann, Austrian-American philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1906)
- 1989 – James Kirkwood, Jr., American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1924)
- 1990 – Erté, Russian-French illustrator (b. 1892)
- 1991 – Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (b. 1909)
- 1996 – Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-born American engineer and racing driver (b. 1909)
- 1996 – Dzhokhar Dudayev, Chechen general and politician, 1st President of Ichkeria (b. 1944)
- 1996 – Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1925)
- 1996 – Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
- 1998 – Jean-François Lyotard, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1924)
- 1999 – Buddy Rogers, American actor (b. 1904)
- 2003 – Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and activist (b. 1933)
- 2004 – Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)
- 2005 – Gerry Marshall, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1941)
- 2006 – Johnny Checketts, New Zealand commander and pilot (b. 1912)
- 2006 – T. K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
- 2006 – Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1931)
- 2007 – Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1941)
- 2009 – Vivian Maier, American photographer (b. 1926)
- 2010 – Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
- 2010 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman (b. 1920)
- 2010 – Kanagaratnam Sriskandan, Sri Lankan-English engineer and civil servant (b. 1930)
- 2011 – Catharina Halkes, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1920)
- 2012 – Doris Betts, American author and academic (b. 1932)
- 2012 – Charles Colson, American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)
- 2012 – Albert Falco, French captain and diver (b. 1927)
- 2012 – Charles Higham, English-American author and poet (b. 1931)
- 2012 – Jerry Toppazzini, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)
- 2013 – Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1959)
- 2013 – Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician and astrologer (b. 1929)
- 2013 – Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, author, and educator (b. 1905)
- 2013 – Gordon D. Gayle, American general and historian (b. 1917)
- 2014 – Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1931)
- 2014 – Janet Gray Hayes, American politician, 60th Mayor of San Jose (b. 1926)
- 2014 – George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (b. 1936)
- 2014 – Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (b. 1930)
- 2015 – M. H. Abrams, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1912)
- 2015 – Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1959)
- 2015 – John Moshoeu, South African footballer and manager (b. 1965)
- 2015 – Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, Indian politician, Governor of Assam (b. 1927)
- 2015 – Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters, Canadian general (b. 1920)
- 2015 – Betsy von Furstenberg, German-American actress (b. 1931)
- 2016 – Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (b. 1958)
- 2017 – Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer (b. 1972)
- 04/20/18--23:18: THIS DAY IN MUSIC
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Με «Ασημένιο Βέλος» Αθήνα-Θεσ/νίκη σε 200 λεπτά
Με ταχύτητες που αγγίζουν τα 250 χλμ./ώρα
Με αυτό το χωριό της Σάμου με την εξωτική παραλία έχει ξετρελαθεί η ελίτ της Τουρκίας. Πρόκειται για το Ποσειδώνιο (γνωστό και ως Μουλάι Μπραχίμ) της Σάμου, το οποίο βρίσκεται περίπου 10 χιλιόμετρα νοτιοανατολικά από την πρωτεύουσα του νησιού.
753: σύμφωνα με το μύθο, ο Ρωμύλος ιδρύει τη Ρώμη.
1699: πεθαίνει ο Γάλλος δραματουργός Ρακίνας.
1748: γεννιέται στη Σμύρνη ο Αδαμάντιος Κοραής.
1792: απαγχονίζεται ο επαναστάτης Ζοακίμ Ζοζέ ντα Σίλβα, γνωστός ως Tiradentes , που ηγήθηκε της επανάστασης για την ανεξαρτησία της Βραζιλίας.
1816: γεννιέται η Αγγλίδα συγγραφέας Σαρλότ Μπροντέ.
1864: γεννιέται ο Γερμανός οικονομολόγος και κοινωνιολόγος Μαξ Βέμπερ.
1909: στο Βατικανό, εγκύκλιος εξυμνεί τον ’Αγιο Ανσέλμο, που συμβολίζει την πάλη ενάντια στο μοντερνισμό.
1910: πεθαίνει σε ηλικία 74 ετών ο μεγάλος Αμερικανός συγγραφέας Μαρκ Τουέιν.
1912: οι ομάδες New York Giants και New York Yankees συμμετέχουν σε αγώνα για την ενίσχυση, όσων επιβίωσαν από το ναυάγιο του Τιτανικού.
1915: "γεννιέται ο ηθοποιός ’Αντονι Κουίν, πρωταγωνιστής της ταινίας ""Ζορμπάς""."
1921: οι Αλβανοί πραγματοποιούν επίθεση εναντίον της Κορυτσάς και του Αργυροκάστρου, με αρκετά θύματα.
1922: ο Λι ντε Φόρεστ ανακοινώνει την εφεύρεση κινηματογραφικής συσκευής, που μπορεί να προβάλει εικόνες και να μεταδίδει το μαγνητοφωνημένο ήχο ταυτόχρονα.
1923: στην Ιταλία, ο Μουσολίνι ανακηρύσσει την ημέρα ίδρυσης της Ρώμης εθνική γιορτή, ενώ καταργεί την Πρωτομαγιά.
1929: σύμφωνα με τα αποτελέσματα των εκλογών για τη Γερουσία, οι Φιλελεύθεροι του Ελευθέριου Βενιζέλου καταλαμβάνουν 72 από τις 92 έδρες.
1930: γεννιέται η Ιταλίδα ηθοποιός και σύζυγος του παραγωγού Ντίνο ντε Λαουρέντις, Σιλβάνα Μαγκάνο.
1930: στο Οχάιο των ΗΠΑ, 355 κρατούμενοι χάνουν τη ζωή τους, όταν ξεσπά πυρκαγιά τεραστίων διαστάσεων σε φυλακή με 3.500 κρατούμενους, ενώ εκ κατασκευής προβλεπόταν να στεγάσει μόνο 1.500.
1935: 2.000 νεκροί και 13.000 άστεγοι είναι ο τραγικός απολογισμός του σεισμού, που πλήττει τη θαλάσσια περιοχή της Φορμόζας.
1938: πεθαίνει ο Ινδός φιλόσοφος και ποιητής, Αλάμα Μεχμέτ Ικμπάλ.
1941: αναλαμβάνει πρωθυπουργός ο Εμμανουήλ Τσουδερός, ενώ τα κυβερνητικά στελέχη της 4ης Αυγούστου (Μανιαδάκης, Νικολούδης, Δημητράτος κλπ.) παραμένουν στις θέσεις τους.
1946: πεθαίνει ο Βρετανός οικονομολόγος Τζον Μέιναρντ Κέινς.
1947: γεννιέται ο ρόκερ Ίγκι Ποπ.
1948: πωλείται η πρώτη κάμερα Polaroid στις ΗΠΑ.
1951: γεννιέται ο μαθηματικός Μάικλ Χάρτλεϊ Φρίντμαν.
1951: οι αρχές της Ουγγαρίας αφήνουν ελεύθερο τον Ρόμπερτ Φόγκερελ, ο οποίος είχε καταδικαστεί για κατασκοπεία για λογαριασμό των ΗΠΑ.
1953: "δύο κορυφαίοι βοηθοί του Αμερικανού γερουσιαστή Τζόζεφ ΜακΚάρθι εισηγούνται την απομάκρυνση 30.000 τόμων από τις ευρωπαϊκές βιβλιοθήκες της Υπηρεσίας Πληροφοριών των ΗΠΑ χαρακτηρίζοντάς τους ""φιλο-κομουνιστικούς""."
1953: τα γαλλικά στρατεύματα εκκενώνουν το βόρειο Λάος.
1955: στο Λάος, η Κυβέρνηση αποτυγχάνει να έρθει σε συμφωνία με τους επαναστάτες.
1958: γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός ’Αντι ΜακΝτάουελ.
1959: γεννιέται ο μουσικός του συγκροτήματος Cure, Ρόμπερτ Σμιθ.
1959: καθελκύεται από τα ναυπηγεία της Σύρου το πρώτο φορτηγό πλοίο.
1963: ο Γρηγόρης Λαμπράκης ξεκινάει από το Μαραθώνα στην πρώτη Πορεία Ειρήνης κατά τη διάρκεια της οποίας συλλαμβάνεται και κακοποιείται.
1967: γίνεται στρατιωτικό πραξικόπημα στην Ελλάδα υπό το συνταγματάρχη Γεώργιο Παπαδόπουλο. Οι πραξικοπηματίες ορίζουν ως πρωθυπουργό τον αρεοπαγίτη Κωνσταντίνο Κόλλια.
1969: 1.152 δρομείς ξεκινούν στο Μαραθώνιο της Βοστόνης δημιουργώντας ρεκόρ συμμετοχής.
1969: ο αμερικανικός στόλος εισέρχεται στη θάλασσα της Ιαπωνίας προς προστασία των αεροπλάνων στις ακτές της Βόρειας Κορέας.
1970: η επαρχία Χατ Ρίβερ αποχωρεί από την Κοινοπολιτεία της Αυστραλίας.
1970: "ο Oscar Robertson γνωστός σαν ""Big O.""μεταγράφεται από τους Cincinnati Royals στους Milwaukee Bucks όπου συναντά τον νεαρό Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, τον γνωστό αργότερα σαν Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Πολύ πριν από τον Jordan και τον Magic Johnson επαναπροσδιορίζει τον ρόλο του γκαρντ πετυχαίνοντας παράλληλα πολλά triple-doubles. Στην 14χρονη καριέρα του με τις δυο ομάδες σημείωσε 9.887 ασίστ ρεκόρ που κράτησε δυο δεκαετίες και καταρρίφθηκε από τον Magic Johnson και τον Stockton. Το 1997 δωρίζει το νεφρό του στην κόρη του που πάσχει από λύκο."
1972: θεμελιώνεται το νέο Δικαστικό Μέγαρο Αθηνών, στη λεωφόρο Αλεξάνδρας.
1975: ο Bill Rodgers κερδίζει τον Μαραθώνιο της Βοστόνης σε χρόνο ρεκόρ 2:09.55 ενώ την ίδια ημέρα το 1980 θα κερδίσει τον 3ο του συνεχόμενο μαραθώνιο.
1975: στο Νότιο Βιετνάμ, παραιτείται μετά από 10 χρόνια στην εξουσία ο πρόεδρος Θιέου, καταγγέλλοντας τις ΗΠΑ ως αναξιόπιστες και ζητώντας από τους διαδόχους του να ξεκινήσουν διαπραγματεύσεις με τις κομμουνιστικές δυνάμεις.
1981: με βάση τα στοιχεία της απογραφής, ο πληθυσμός στην Ελλάδα είναι 9.707.000 κάτοικοι και της Αθήνας 3.016.000.
1983: η Αθήνα είναι η πιο μολυσμένη πρωτεύουσα της Ευρώπης, σύμφωνα με την ΕΟΚ.
1985: η Νορβηγίδα δρομέας Ingrid Kristiansen κάνει παγκόσμιο ρεκόρ στον μαραθώνιο γυναικών με 2 ώρες 21 λεπτά στο Λονδίνο.
1985: "πεθαίνει ο Αυστριακός σχεδιαστής μόδας Ρούντι Γκερνράιχ, που επινόησε τον όρο ""μονοκίνι""."
1990: στην Πάτρα, οι τελωνειακοί εντοπίζουν ένα τεράστιο πυρηνικό σούπερ πολυβόλο, που προοριζόταν για τον Ιρακινό Πρόεδρο, Σαντάμ Χουσεΐν.
1991: "στο Αφγανιστάν, 300 άτομα σκοτώνονται από έκρηξη πυραύλων ""Σκουντ"", που εκτόξευσε ο στρατός εναντίον πόλης, που έλεγχαν αντικαθεστωτικοί αντάρτες."
1992: πεθαίνει από καρδιακό επεισόδιο ο διάσημος Βρετανός κωμικός ηθοποιός Μπένι Χιλ.
1992: στην Καλιφόρνια των ΗΠΑ, πραγματοποιείτε η πρώτη, μετά από 25 χρόνια, εκτέλεση θανατοποινίτη.
1993: ο Πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ Μπιλ Κλίντον δηλώνει ότι, σύμφωνα με τα στοιχεία, οι πιστοί του αρχηγού της αίρεσης των Δαβιδιανών Ντέιβιντ Κορές προκάλεσαν την πυρκαγιά, που κατέστρεψε το κτήριο στο Τέξας.
1993: στη Βολιβία, το Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο καταδικάζει τον πρώην δικτάτορα Λουίς Γκαρσία Μέσα, σε 30 χρόνια φυλάκιση χωρίς δικαίωμα αναστολής για φόνο, κλοπή, απάτη και παραβίαση του συντάγματος.
1993: στην Ιταλία, ο πρώην πρωθυπουργός Μάριο Αντρεότι αρνείται τις κατηγορίες ότι, είχε διασυνδέσεις με τη Μαφία.
1994: ανακοινώνεται η πρώτη ανακάλυψη πλανητών εκτός του ηλιακού μας συστήματος.
1994: προσχωρούν στην ΠΟΛΑΝ δύο πρώην βουλευτές της ΝΔ, ο Παναγιώτης Κλης και ο Διονύσης Μπεχράκης, καθώς και το πρώην μέλος της Κεντρικής Πολιτικής Επιτροπής του Συνασπισμού Δημοσθένης Μανίκας.
1994: στη Γερμανία, νέος εμπρησμός, με ρατσιστικά κίνητρα, σημειώνεται σε ξενώνα Τούρκων προσφύγων, στο Μπίλεφελντ.
1995: στην Ιαπωνία, νέα επίθεση με τοξικό αέριο σημειώνεται σε κεντρικό πολυκατάστημα της Γιοκοχάμα, με αποτέλεσμα να διακομιστούν πολλά άτομα στο νοσοκομείο.
1996: στην Ιταλία, 49 εκατομμύρια ψηφοφόροι προσέρχονται στις κάλπες για να εκλέξουν νέα Κυβέρνηση.
2001: "δολοφονικό""μαρκάρισμα του αρχηγού της Μάντσεστερ Γιουνάιτεντ Roy Keane στον Alfie Haaland της Μάντσεστερ Σίτι. Ο Keane, ο οποίος παραδέχτηκε ότι το έκανε για εκδίκηση, θα τιμωρηθεί με 5 αγωνιστικές και πρόστιμο ρεκόρ 150.000 λιρών για δυσφήμιση του αθλήματος. Δεν είναι η πρώτη φορά, που παίκτης ""παίρνει το νόμο""στα πόδια του. Μεγάλοι παίκτες, όπως ο Jack Charlton (που τιμωρήθηκε με πρόστιμο για τον λόγο αυτό τον Οκτώβρη του 1970), έχουν κατά καιρούς παραδεχτεί ότι κρατούν βιβλιαράκια με ονόματα συναδέλφων, με τους οποίους έχουν ""ανοικτούς λογαριασμούς""."
2003: "ο ακροδεξιός Ζαν Μαρί Λεπέν, καταλαμβάνει τη δεύτερη θέση μετά τον πρώτο γύρο των προεδρικών εκλογών στη Γαλλία με συνέπεια να εκτοπίσει τον υποψήφιο των Σοσιαλιστών και πρωθυπουργό Λιονέλ Ζοσπέν από τον αγώνα διεκδίκησης της γαλλικής Προεδρίας. Όλη η Ευρώπη μιλάει για το ""φαινόμενο""Λεπέν και εκφράζει φόβους για ""άνθηση""της ακροδεξιάς."
2003: πεθαίνει η Αφροαμερικανίδα τραγουδίστρια και μουσικός της τζαζ, Νίνα Σιμόν.
2004: εκατόμβη στη Βασόρα του Ιράκ από τρεις επιθέσεις αυτοκτονίας με παγιδευμένα αυτοκίνητα, που είχαν στόχο αστυνομικά τμήματα. Εβδομήντα τρεις άνθρωποι χάνουν τη ζωή τους, μεταξύ των οποίων και 17 μικροί μαθητές στις πιο αιματηρές επιθέσεις, που γνώρισε η πόλη από το τέλος του πολέμου.
2004: "έκρηξη παγιδευμένου αυτοκινήτου και στο Ριάντ της Σαουδικής Αραβίας στοιχίζει τη ζωή σε πέντε άτομα και αφήνει πάνω από 140 τραυματίες. Στόχος της επίθεσης ήταν το αρχηγείο των δυνάμεων ασφαλείας της χώρας, το οποίο καταστράφηκε ολοσχερώς. Τη ευθύνη για την επίθεση ανέλαβε παρακλάδι της Αλ Κάιντα με την ονομασία ""Ταξιαρχίες των Αραμαίων""."
|April 21st: On this Day|
|1958, US country music singer Marvin Rainwater was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Whole Lotta Woman'. Rainwater was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian, known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage.|
|1962, Elvis Presley started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Good Luck Charm', his fifth US No.1 of the 60s. Also an UK No.1 hit.|
|1967, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles completed the sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow 'A Day in the Life', in the run-out groove. They recorded assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cut-up and randomly re-assembled and edits backwards. At John Lennon's suggestion, they also added a high-pitch 15 kilocycle whistle audible only by dogs. These were omitted from the American version of the album.|
|1969, Janis Joplin appeared at The Royal Albert Hall, London, (her first London appearance). The opening act was Yes.|
|1970, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, Elton John (making his solo concert debut) and Heavy Jelly all appeared at The Roundhouse, London, tickets cost 25 shillings.|
|1973, Tony Orlando & Dawn started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree', (it became the biggest seller of 1973, selling over 6 million copies). The song was based on a true story of a prisoner who wrote to his wife asking her to tie a yellow ribbon around an oak tree in the town square in White Oak, Georgia, if she still loved him.|
|1976, Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of the promotional campaign for The Rolling Stones' new album Black and Blue. The album was being promoted with a controversial advertising campaign that depicted the model Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I'm Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones - and I love it!’|
|1978, UK folk singer Sandy Denny died aged 31. While on holiday with her parents in Cornwall, England, Denny was injured in a fall down a staircase. A month after the fall she collapsed at a friend's home; four days later she died in Hospital, her death was ruled to be the result of a traumatic mid-brain hemorrhage. She was a member of Fairport Convention and a solo artist. Her 1967 song 'Who Knows Where the Time Goes', was covered by Judy Collins. Denny sang on the Led Zeppelin track 'Battle Of Evermore' on the bands fourth album, (the only guest vocalist on a Led Zeppelin album).|
|1982, Clash frontman Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in the group cancelling a tour. The singer was found living rough in Paris, France.|
|1984, Phil Collins started a three week run at No.1 in the US singles chart with the theme from 'Against All Odds'. It was Phil's first US No.1, a No. 2 in the UK.|
|1990, Paul McCartney played in front of 184,000 fans at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Jnaeiro, creating a new world record for the largest crowd attending a rock concert.|
|1990, Sinead O'Connor started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Prince song 'Nothing Compares To You'. The track was also a No.1 hit in 18 other countries. The video was shot in Paris, and consists almost solely of a close-up on O'Connor's face as she sings the lyrics. Towards the end of the video, two tears roll down her face. The clip won Best Video at the 1990 MTVVideo Music Awards - the first video by a female artist to win in this category.|
|2000, Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires died of a heart attack. Sang on Presley's 'Don't Be Cruel' and 'Hound Dog.' Also worked with Ricky Nelson, Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Marie Osmond, Tom Jones and Merle Haggard.|
|2001, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was charged by police at Heathrow airport with being drunk on an aircraft and assaulting British Airways crew. Buck was taken into custody after landing on a flight from Seattle and questioned by police for 12 hours.|
|2002, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hindu Times', the bands sixth UK No.1 and the first single to be released from their fifth album Heathen Chemistry.|
|2004, Former Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan was attacked in a London pub. The singer was assaulted at the Joiner's Arms pub in central London and suffered a fractured cheekbone after being kicked, punched and hit with a metal bar. Two men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested and later released on bail.|
|2007, Doris Richards died of cancer. The 91-year-old mother of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards bought her son his first guitar for his 15th birthday. He learned some chords from her father, Gus Dupree, a musician who instilled him with an early passion for music.|
|2008, American soul singer and songwriter Al Wilson died of kidney failure at the age of 68. Wilson had a number of US hits, including The 'Snake' in 1968 and 'Show and Tell' in 1974.|
|2013, Calvin Harris made chart history by becoming the first artist to have eight top 10 hits from one studio album. His track 'I Need Your Love', featuring singer Ellie Goulding, climbed to No.7 on the Official UK Chart. The DJ and producer from Dumfries, Scotland had overtaken Michael Jackson, who previously held the record with seven top 10 hits from both his 1987 album Bad and his 1991 record Dangerous.|
|2014, Robin Thicke's controversial hit single Blurred Lines was named the UK's most-downloaded song of all time. The song had sold 1.54 million copies since it was released in May 2013, despite criticisms of its explicit lyrics. About 20 university student unions banned the track, saying it promoted "date rape culture", an accusation Thicke consistently denied.|
|2015, Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, changed his plea to guilty on a charge of a threat to kill, in a court in Tauranga, New Zealand. The court heard Rudd was unhappy about his album's launch party and asked for a former employee to be "taken out". He had previously denied the charge. He also pleaded guilty to cannabis and methamphetamine possession. The court heard that he had fired a number of employees last August after the launch of his solo album, Head Job.|
|2016, Adele was named as Britain's richest ever female musician, in the latest Sunday Times Rich List. A list of the top 50 music millionaires in the UK and Ireland placed the singer's £85m fortune in 30th place - an increase of £35m compared to last year.|
|2016, Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times and recorded more than 30 albums.|
|2016, American rock, blues and country singer-guitarist Lonnie Mack died of natural causes in hospital near his log-cabin home, seventy miles east of Nashville, Tennessee. In the early 1960s, he was a "pioneer" in virtuoso rock guitar soloing whose recordings were pivotal to the emergence of the electric guitar as a lead voice in rock music. For this, it has been said that he launched the era of "modern rock guitar". He scored the hit single instrumentals, 'Memphis' and 'Wham!'|
|April 21st: Born on this day|
|1947, Born on this day, Alan Wagner, from British soul band The Foundations who scored the 1967 UK No.1 single 'Baby Now That I've Found You' and the 1969 US No.3 single 'Build Me Up A Buttercup'. The group was the first multi-racial group to have a No.1 hit in the UK in the 1960s.|
|1947, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter, musician and actor James Osterberg, (Iggy Pop). Member of The Stooges and solo artist, Pop is sometimes credited with the invention of stage diving. Hits include: 'Lust for Life', 'The Passenger', 'Real Wild Child', and 'I Wanna Be Your Dog'.|
|1947, Born on this day, John Weider, English rock musician who plays guitar, bass, and violin. He is best known as the guitarist for Eric Burdon & the Animals from 1966 to 1968. He was also the bass player for Family from 1969 to 1971.|
|1951, Born on this day, Nicole Barclay, from American all-female band Fanny who were active in the early 1970s. They were one of the first notable rock groups to be made up entirely of women.|
|1958, Born on this day, Mike Barson, keyboardist from English ska band Madness. They have had 15 singles reach the UK top ten, hits include 'One Step Beyond', 'Baggy Trousers', 'Our House' and 'It Must Be Love'.|
|1959, Born on this day, Michael Timmins, guitarist with Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band, Cowboy Junkies.|
|1959, Born on this day, singer, songwriter and musician Robert Smith with English rock band The Cure who had the 1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', the 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles. He was also the lead guitarist for the band Siouxsie and the Banshees from 1982 to 1984.|
|1960, Born on this day, John Maher, drummer with English punk rock group Buzzcocks who had the 1978 UK No.12 single 'Ever Fallen In Love, With Someone You Shouldn't've'.|
|1963, Born on this day, Scottish guitarist and songwriter Johnny McElhone who with Altered Images had the 1981 UK No.2 single 'Happy Birthday'. He joined Texas who had the 1997 UK No.3 single 'Say What You Want', and the 1997 UK No.1 album White On Blonde.|
Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28