1941 ~ MAX MERRiTT the New Zealand born singer songwriter and guitarist from Max Merritt & The Meteors was born on this 30th day of April in 1941. Max is best known for his hit “Slippin’ Away”, which reached #2 on the Australian charts in 1976.
1943 ~ BOBBY VEE the American singer was born on this 30th day of April in 1943.
1945 ~ ADOLF HiTLER & EVA BRAUN commited suicide after being married for one day on this 30th day of April in 1945.
1982 ~ KiRSTEN DUNST the American actress born on this 30th day of April in 1982.
1983 ~ MUDDY WATERS the American blues musician died on this 30th day of April in 1983 aged 70.
1987 ~ NiKKi WEBSTER the Australian entertainer was born on this 30th day of April in 1987. Nikki Webster is best known for her starring role in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, singing “Under The Southern Skies”…
1899 ~ DUKE ELLiNGTON the American jazz pianist and bandleader was born on the 29th day of April in 1899 (died in 1974 aged 75)
1931 ~ LONNiE DONEGANthe British skiffle musician known as the “King of Skiffle” was born on the 29th day of April in 1931 (died in 2002 aged 71). Lonnie Donegan had more than 20 UK Top 30 hits, and The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums states he was “Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles”. Lonnie had 24 successive Top 30 hits, and was the first UK male to score 2 U.S. Top 10s.
1945 ~ The MARRiAGE ofADOLF HiTLER&EVA BRAUN at the FUEHRERBUNKERwas held on the 29th day of April in 1945. The following day, after the wedding both Hitler and Braun committed suicide.
1954 ~ JERRY SEiNFELD the American comedian was born on the 29th day of April in 1954.
1958 ~ MiCHELLE PFEiFFER the American actress was born on the 29th day of April in 1958.
1983 ~ Megan Boone the American actress was born on the 29th April 1983. Megan Boone is best known as the rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen in The Blacklisttelevision series, where she stars opposite James Spader.
1989 ~ FOXES the English singer and songwriter was born Louisa Rose Allen on the 29th April 1989. YouTube video: Clarity (2013) ~ Zedd Union Mix featuring Foxes..
2011 ~ TheWEDDiNG of PRiNCE WiLLiAM & KATE MiDDLETON took place at 11:00 am on the 29th day of April in 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. The royal wedding was watched by 1 million people along the route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The ceremony was also viewed live by tens of millions more around the world, including 72 million on the YouTube Royal Channel, and 36.7 million on television in United Kingdom. This wedding day only cost about £20 million.
1971 – Brad McEwan the Australian journalist was born on the 28th April 1971.
1974 ~ PENéLOPE CRUZ the Spanish actress was born on the 28th day of April in 1974.
1989 ~ WORKERS’ MEMORiAL DAYwas internationally recognized for the first time on the 28th day of April in 1989. Worker’s Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28, it is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
According to the International Labour Organisation across the world:
Each year, more than two million women and men die as a result of work-related accidents and diseases
Workers suffer approximately 270 million accidents each year, and fall victim to some 160 million incidents of -related illnesses
1954 ~MARK HOLDEN the Australian singer, television personality and barrister was born on this 27th day of April in 1954.
1959 ~ SHEENA EASTON the Scottish singer songwriter, producer, and actress was born on this 27th day of april in 1959.
1962 ~ Gabriel Orozco the Mexican artist was born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico on the 27th April 1962. Gabriel Orozco gained his reputation in the early 1990s with his exploration of drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. Gabriel Orozco and his wife Maria Gutierrez, with their son Simón, travel the world regularly between Paris, New York and Mexico City.
2005 ~ The AiRBUS A380 superjumbo jet aircraft made its first flight from Toulouse, France on this 27th day of April in 2005.
1711 ~ DAViD HUME the Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, best known for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism was born on this 26th day of April in 1711 (died 1776 aged 65). David Hume was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.
1798 ~ EUGèNE DELACROiX the French Romantic painter regarded as the leader of the French Romantic school was born on this 26th day of April in 1798 (died in1863 aged 65).
1803 ~ Thousands of METEOR fragments fall from the skies of L’Aigle, France on this 26th day of April in 1803. This event convinces European science that meteors exist.
1916 ~ GEORGE TUSKA the American comic artist aka Carl Larson, best known for his 1940’s work on Captain Marvel titles and his 1960s work illustrating Iron Man was born on this 26th day of April in 1916 (died in 2009 aged 93) George also drew the DC Comics newspaper comic strip The World’s Greatest Superheroes (1978–1993)
1916 ~ Eyvind Earle the American artist, author and illustrator was born on the 26th April 1916 (died 20th July 2000).
1942 ~ BOBBY RYDELL the American singer, drummer, and actor was born on this 26th day of April in 1942.
1943 ~ GARY WRiGHT the American singer, musician, and producer was born on this 26th day of April in 1943.
1984 ~ COUNT BASiE the American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer died on this 26th day of April in 1984 aged 79.
1986 ~ The CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine) had a nuclear reactor accident, causing the world’s worst nuclear disaster on this 26th day of April in 1986.
1989 ~ LUCiLLE BALL the American actress and comedian died on this 26th day of April in 1976 aged 77.
2000 ~ WORLD iNTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY was established on this 26th day of April in 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization aka WiPO, to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe.
1599 ~ Oliver Cromwell the English general and politician was born on this 25th April 1599 (died 1658).
1792 ~ The GUiLLOTiNE decapitates the 1st head on this 25th day of April in 1792, when executing highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier.
1874 ~ GUGLiELMO MARCONi the Italian inventor, best known as the father of long distance radio transmission was born on this 25th day of April in 1874 (died in 1937 aged 63). Guglielmo Marconi developed Marconi’s law and the radio telegraph system, and was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics.
1916 ~ ANZAC DAY(Australian & New Zealand Army Corps Day) was commemorated for the 1st time in 1916, for the first anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove in 1915. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, to commemorate by both countries who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Today Anzac day commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.
1917 ~ ELLA FiTZGERALD the American singer was born on this 25th day of April in 1917 (died in 1996 aged 79).
1927 ~ ALBERT UDERZO the French cartoonist best known for his work on the ASTERiXseries was born on this 25th day of April in 1927.
1939 ~ DC COMiCS published its 2nd major superhero BATMAN in Detective Comics on this 25th day of April in 1939, which became one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.
1940 ~ AL PACiNO the Americanactor was born on this 25th day of April in 1940.
1943 ~TONY CHRiSTiE the English musician, singer and actor, best known for his 1971 hit “Is This The Way To Amarillo” was born as Anthony Fitzgerald on this 25th day of April in 1943.
1945 ~ BJöRN ULVAEUS the Swedish singer and songwriter from ABBA was born on this 25th day of April in 1945.
1945 ~MiKE KOGEL the German born lead singer of the Spanish pop rock group LOS BRAVOS, best known for the hit “Black Is Black” in 1966, was born on this 25th day of April in 1945.
1958 ~FiSH the Scottish singer and lyricist from MARiLLiON was born on this 25th day of April in 1958.
1961 ~ ROBERT NOYCE was granted a patent for an integrated circuit (aka the microchip) on this 25th day of April in 1961, which fueled the personal computer revolution, that gave Silicon Valley its name, which became the reason you now have computers, mobile phones, and other digital appliances.
1969 ~ RENéE ZELLWEGERthe American actress was born on this 25th day of April in 1969.
1983 ~ PiONEER 10travels beyond Pluto‘s orbit on this 25th day of April in 1983.
1775 ~ J. M. W. TURNER(Joseph Mallord William Turner) the English romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker was born on this 23rd day of April in 1775 (died in 1851 aged 76). Turner was renowned for his oil paintings, and elevated landscape painting to rival history painting. He was also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting, and commonly known as the painter of light. Turner produced over 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours and 30,000 paper works.
1564 ~ WiLLiAM SHAKESPEARE the English poet, writer and actor regarded as the greatest writer in the Englishlanguage was born on this 23rd day of April in 1564 (according to the Julian calendar) William Shakespeare died on the 23rd April 1616.
1936 ~ ROY ORBiSON the American singer and musician was born on this 23rd day of April in 1936 (died in 1988 aged 52).
1939 ~LEE MAJORS the American actor best known for his roles as Heath Barkley in The Big Valley, Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man and Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy was born on this 23rd day of April in 1939.
1943 ~ Fighting Harada was born Masahiko Harada inTokyo, Japanon the 23rd April 1943. YouTube video: Lionel Rose vs Fighting Harada | Lionel Rose (ライオネル・ローズ) 27-2-0 (117¾ lbs) vs Fighting Harada (ファイティング原田) 50-3-0 (117¾ lbs) for the WBC & WBA World Bantamweight Titles (in Colour) 27th February 1968 at Nihon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan with referee: Ko Toyama 71-72 I Judge: Ken Morita 70-72 I Judge: Hiroyuki Tezaki 69-72…
1949~ HARRY BRUS aka “The Doctor” the Austrian born Australian bass player and guitarist was born on this 23rd day of April in 1949, in Graz, Austria. Harry is best known for his work with Matt Finish, Kevin Borich, Renée Geyer, Australian Crawl, Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilsonand Billy Thorpe. See Harry Brus on Facebook and Harry Brus on Myspace
1954 ~ CAPTAiN SENSiBLEthe English singer in the red beret, songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of The Damned was born on this 23rd day of April in 1954. The video below features the Captain’s hit “Wot” from 1982…
1954 ~ MiCHAEL MOORE the American filmmaker, author, social critic and activist was born on this 23rd day of April in 1954. Michael Moore is best known for being the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, the highest grossing documentary of all time, and his films Bowling for Columbine and Sicko, which where in the top 10 highest grossing documentaries.
1955 ~ JUDY DAViS the Australian actress was born on this 23rd day of April in 1955.
1961 ~ GEORGE LOPEZ the American actor and comedian was born on this 23rd day of April in 1961.
1966 ~ JiM STYNES the Irish born Australian rules football player and philanthropist was born on this 23rd day of April in 1966. During Jim’s 264 game career with the Melbourne Football Club from 1987 to 1998, he became the only non-Australian-born VFL / AFL player to win the Brownlow Medal. Jim Stynes was also the president of the Melbourne Football Club from 2008, and helped bring the club out of debt. In 2009, Jim was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, but continued to work during his treatment.
Jim Stynes died on the 20th March 2012 aged 45, but his legacy lives on after all the youth work he did in the launch of The REACH FOUNDATiON, which he co-founded in 1994. From this work he was named Victorian of the Year in 2001 and 2003, and awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007. I like The Reach Foundation Facebook page
1923 ~ AARON SPELLiNG the American film and television producer was born on this 22nd day of April in 1923 (died in 2006 aged 83). His production company Spelling Television was responsible for about 200 television productions, including Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, T.J. Hooker, Hotel, The Rookies, Vega$, Hart to Hart, The Colbys, 7th Heaven, The Mod Squad, S.W.A.T.,Charmed,Twin Peaks and many more. See the video below for a trip back in TV time, with this great collection of Spelling TV show intros…
1936 ~ GLEN CAMPBELL the American country music singer and guitarist was born on this 22nd day of April in 1923. In his 50 years of show business, Glen released over 70 albums, with over 45 million records sold, while racking up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums, 1 Double-Platinum album. He made history by winning 4 Grammys in both country and pop in 1967. Glen Campbell had 27 songs in the Top 10, with hits including Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix,Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy and Southern Nights.
1937 ~ JACK NiCHOLSON the American actor, film director, producer and writer was born on this 22nd day of April in 1937. Jack Nicholson has had 12 Oscar nominations, making him the 2nd most nominated actor of all time (1st is Meryl Streep & tied with Katharine Hepburn). Jack has been in many great movies, including; The Raven, The Trip, Psych-Out, Head, Easy Rider, Carnal Knowledge, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Postman Always Rings Twice, As Good as It Gets, Terms of Endearment,The Shining, The Departed, Batman, The Witches of Eastwick, A Few Good Men, About Schmidt, Anger Management, The Bucket List and many more.
1951 ~ PAUL CARRACK the English musician was born on this 22nd day of April in 1951. The video below features Paul Carrack’s music video from 1987 When You Walk in the Room…
1970 ~ EARTH DAY was 1st celebrated on this 22nd day of April in 1970. Earth day events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year, with numerous communities celebrating Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. Earth Day Network on Facebook
1982 ~ Fred Williams (OBE) the Australian painter died on the 22nd April 1982 aged 55 (born 23rd January 1927).
1984 ~ ANSEL ADAMS the American photographer and environmentalist died on this 22nd day of April in 1984 aged 82. Ansel was best known for his black & white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. Ansel Adams with Fred Archer developed the Zone System, to help determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast for clarity and depth of the final print. Ansel’s photographs were widely distributed on calendars, posters and books.
1993 ~ MOSAiC WEB BROWSER Version 1.0 was released on this 22nd day of April in 1993. Mosaic was the web browser that was credited with popularizing the World Wide Web, making it the application that opened up the Web to the general public. Mosaic was also the 1st browser to display images inline with text, instead of displaying images in a separate window. Today most of the popular contemporary browsers, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox retain many of the characteristics of the original Mosaic graphical user interface and interactive experience.
2009 ~ iNTERNATiONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY was established on this 22nd day of April in 2009. This day recognizes that the Earth and its ecosystems are our home and that it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.