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21 Apr

In 1947 Iggy Pop is born. Photo: rtvslo.si

In 753 BC the Roman scholar Varro on this day marked today as the date of the founding of Rome. Subsequent authors took it over so that this date is the official date of the foundation of the eternal city.

In 1519 Spanish conquistador Herman Cortez landed on the shores of Mexico. The conquering of the rich countries of the Aztec.

In 1816 in Thornton, Yorkshire English writer Charlotte Bronte is born. Her best known novels are Jane Eyre, Rebecca, and Villette.

In 1910 American writer Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, dies. He is known mainly for his works about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

In 1915 the Mexican American actor Anthony Quinn is born.

In 1926 the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Elizabeth II is born.

In 1943 the most important representative of Slovenian impressionists Rihard Jakopič dies.

In 1958 the American actress Andie MacDowell is born.

MUSIC HISTORY
1962 - Elvis Presley with his song 'Good Luck Charm' sweeps to the No.1 spot on the American singles chart.
1973 - Alice Cooper is No.1 on the American albums chart with 'Billion Dollar Babies.'
1979 - Amii Stewart is No.1 on the American singles chart with 'Knock On Wood'.
1984 - Phil Collins is No.1 on the American singles chart with 'Against All Odds'.

BORN ON THIS DAY
1947 - James Osterberg, American singer with the stage name of Iggy Pop ('Real Wild Child').
1948 - Paul Davis, American singer ('65 Love Affair').
1959 - Robert Smith, singer in the group The Cure ('Friday I'm In Love').

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NA DANAŠNJI DAN
Leta 753 pr.n.št. je rimski učenjak Varro današnji dan določil kot dan ustanovitve Rima.

Leta 1519 se je na obalah Mehike izkrcal španski osvajalec Hernan Cortez. S tem se je pričelo osvajanje bogate države Aztekov.

Leta 1910 je umrl ameriški pisatelj Mark Twain, s pravim imenom Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Znan je predvsem po mladinskih delih o Tomu Sawyerju in Huckleberryju Finnu.

Leta 1915 se je rodil ameriški igralec mehiškega porekla Anthony Quinn.

Leta 1926 se je rodila kraljica Velike Britanije in Severne Irske, Elizabeta II.

Leta 1943 je umrl slikar Rihard Jakopič, najpomembnejši predstavnik slovenskih impresionistov.

Leta 1958 se je rodila ameriška igralka Andie MacDowell.

GLASBENA ZGODOVINA
1962 - Elvis Presley je s skladbo 'Good Luck Charm' na vrhu ameriške lestvice.
1973 - Alice Cooper je na vrhu ameriške lestvice albumov z 'Billion Dollar Babies.'
1979 - Amii Stewart je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice s singlom 'Knock On Wood'.
1984 - Phil Collins je na 1. mestu ameriške lestvice s skladbo 'Against All Odds'.

ROJENI NA DANAŠNJI DAN
1947 - James Osterberg, ameriški pevec znan kot Iggy Pop ('Real Wild Child').
1948 - Paul Davis, ameriški pevec ('65 Love Affair').
1959 - Robert Smith, pevec skupine The Cure ('Friday I'm In Love').