Jubilees in the world
In 1987, Maksim Tarasov – football player.
In 1982, Jēkabs Rädlich – hockey player.
In 1979, Ance Krauze – singer and music teacher.
In 1972 Viktors Ritovs – pianist.
In 1967, Ainars Bagatskis – former basketball player, now a coach.
In 1965, Andris Veismanis – conductor.
In 1947, Jānis Lelis – executive director of the Latvian Telecommunications Association.
Jubilees in the world
In 1991, N’Golo Kante – French footballer, winner of the 2018 World Cup and 2016 European vice-champion.
In 1988, Jurgens Cops – Estonian tennis player.
In 1976, Jennifer Capriati – American tennis player, former world leader, 1992 Olympic champion.
In 1974, Marc Genet – Spanish driver, winner of the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours race.
In 1973 Mark Overmars – a Dutch football player, now a sports official.
In 1972, Rui Košta – Portuguese football player.
In 1967, John Popper – American musician (“Blues Traveler”).
In 1963, Ella McPherson – Australian model.
In 1960, Ju Næsbe – a Norwegian writer.
In 1959, Perry Farrell – American musician (“Jane’s Addiction” and “Porno for Pyros”).
In 1957, Christopher Lambert or Christophe Lambert – a French actor born in the USA.
1955 Brendan Gleeson – Irish actor.
In 1952, Teofilo Stevenson – Cuban boxer (died in 2012).
In 1951, Roger Myerson – American economist, Nobel Prize laureate.
In 1947 Bobby Kimball – American singer (“Toto”).
In 1946, Robert Shiller – American economist, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
In 1944, Terry Jack – Canadian musician.
In 1943, Eric Idle – English actor, comedian (“Monty Python”), writer and composer.
In 1943, John Major – former Prime Minister of Great Britain.
1943 Vangelis – Greek musician and composer (died 2022).
In 1940, Ray Davis – American musician (“P-Funk”, died in 2005).
In 1929, Lennarts Meri – the former president of Estonia (died in 2006).
In 1927, John Robert Wayne – English pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 2004).
In 1918, Sam Walton – American businessman, founder of “Wal-Mart” and “Sam’s Club” (died in 1992).
In 1912, Hanna Reich – German pilot (died in 1979).
In 1899, Lavrentiis Beria – People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR (died in 1953).
In 1895, Ernst Junger – German writer and author of war diaries (died in 1998).
In 1790, John Tyler – the 10th president of the USA (died in 1862).
Events in Latvia
In 2007, in the final reading of the Saeima, as a matter of urgency, three amendments to the laws are adopted, which cancel the controversial norms in the laws related to the state security institutions – the Law on State Security Institutions, the Law on National Security and the Law “On State Secrets”. On March 10, State President Vaira Vīke-Freiberga used the authority to suspend the promulgation of the law for the first time during her presidency, suspending the promulgation of amendments to the aforementioned laws for two months. The President sharply criticized the way in which the changes in the National Security Law and the State Security Institutions Law were directed.
In 2006, a partial solar eclipse was observed in Latvia.
In 2006, Polish Prime Minister Kazimežs Marcinkevičs came to Riga on a working visit to meet with the highest officials of Latvia. The head of the Polish government meets with the President Vairas Vikis-Freiberg, with the Speaker of the Saeima Ingrīdas Údris (ZZS) and with the Prime Minister Aigaras Kalvītis (TP).
In 2006, the French Minister of European Affairs, Katrīna Colonna, comes to Latvia on an official visit. The minister is meeting with the President Vairas Vīkis-Freiberg, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Arti Pabrikas, with the Minister of Economy Krišjānis Kariņas and with representatives of the European Affairs Commission of the Saeima.
In 2005, the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Volodymyrs Litvins, and his delegation are on an official visit to Latvia. The delegation of the Ukrainian Parliament is meeting with the Speaker of the Saeima Ingrīdas Údris, as well as with the State President Vaira Vīkis-Freiberg and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Arti Pabriks.
In 2005, the deputies of the New Riga City Council elected the representative of the “Jaunais Laiks” party, Aivaras Aksenokas, as the mayor of the city at the first meeting. 31 out of 60 deputies voted for Aksenok. Andris Ārgali, representative of the People’s Party, Jānis Birkus, representative of the association “Tēvzemei un Brīvība/LNNK” and Juri Lujānas, representative of the First Party of Latvia, are elected as vice-chairmen of the Riga City Council.
In 2004, Prime Minister Indulis Emsis participates in the NATO expansion ceremony in Washington. Emsis, together with the prime ministers of the other new NATO member states, submits the ratification documents of the North Atlantic Treaty to the United States State Department, completing the legal procedure for Latvia’s accession to the Alliance. Marking the expansion of NATO, US President George Bush meets with the Prime Ministers of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia at the White House. As Latvia and six other countries officially become members of NATO, the North Atlantic Air Force begins control and protection of the airspace of the Baltic States and Slovenia. Initially, NATO patrols the airspace of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia from the military airfield of Šiauliai in Lithuania. This is done by Belgium.
In 2003, at the 3rd Congress of the Labor Party, Aivaras Kreitus was re-elected as the chairman of the party.
In 2002, the state visit of the State President Vairas Vīke-Freiberga to Greece comes to an end.
In 2001, during the official visit of State President Vaira Vīke-Freiberga to Denmark, she meets with Danish Prime Minister Paul Nīrup Rasmussen.
In 2001, the council of “First Bank” elects Jurgens Mahalet as the chairman and president of the bank’s board, who represents the bank’s largest shareholder, “Norddeutsche Landesbank”.
In 2000, Lord George Robertson, the Secretary General of NATO, arrives in Riga on an official visit.
In 2000, the 4th congress of the Federation of Latvian Pensioners takes place, where Professor Jānis Porietis is re-elected as the chairman of the Federation of Pensioners.
In 2000, Prime Minister Andris Škēle and Estonian Prime Minister Marts Laars meet in Pärnu. During the meeting, issues of bilateral relations are discussed, as well as the problems of EU and NATO expansion, the situation in Russia and issues of economic cooperation between the Baltic states. The Prime Ministers agree to activate activities in setting up common border control points and creating a unified air control system.
In 1999, the prosecutor’s office presented the final charge to the president of the Latvian Model Association Dairai Silava and the association’s manager Roland Privert for drug smuggling in a group of persons after a prior agreement, as well as for the unauthorized purchase, storage and transportation of a large amount of narcotic substances in an organized group for the purpose of sale. On January 30, Silava and Priverts were detained at the “Riga” airport, because a total of 1,869 kilograms of cocaine was found with them.
In 1998, the Estonian bank “Hoiupank” concludes an agreement with “Latvijas Zemes banka”, thus “Hoiupank” becomes the owner of 72.4% of “Zemes banka” shares.
In 1996, the employees of the aerometeorological center “Riga” of the Hydrometeorological Administration stopped their work in protest against the low wages and unpaid overtime.
In 1995, the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Minister of Foreign Affairs Qian Qichens visited Latvia.
In 1995, Danish Prime Minister Pols Nirups Rasmussen visited Latvia.
In 1199, Albert von Buxhewden was consecrated as the bishop of Livonia.
Events in the world
In 2010, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Moscow subway, killing 40 people and injuring more than 100.
In 2008, 35 countries agreed for the first time in the “Earth Hour” campaign, during which people turn off all electrical devices and lighting in their homes from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., drawing attention to global warming in order to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, this promotion was only held in Australia.
In 2007, almost 130 people were killed in suicide bombings in the Shiite district of Baghdad.
In 2004, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO, increasing the number of members of the military alliance to 26.
In 2004, Ireland became the first country in the world to ban smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants.
In 2001, the Syrian parliament approves a law allowing private banking in the country, which has not been possible for almost four decades.
In 2001, a Japanese court rejected the only decision up to that point to pay compensation to so-called comfort women who were forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers during World War II.
In 2000, a US Air Force report confirmed the connection between the chemical herbicide “Agent Orange” used in the Vietnam War and the incidence of diabetes in veterans involved in chemical spraying.
In 1999, the legendary American jazz and blues singer Joe Williams died at the age of 80.
In 1992, the Austrian actor Paul Henreid died at the age of 84.
In 1974, the US space probe “Mariner 10” takes the first close-up photos of Mercury.
In 1973, the last US soldiers leave South Vietnam.
In 1971, a US military court sentenced US Army Lieutenant William Colley to life in prison, found guilty of killing more than a hundred Vietnamese civilians in the Vietnamese village of Milai.
In 1971, a California jury recommended the death penalty for serial killer Charles Manson and three of his followers.
In 1936, in the referendum on the reoccupation of the Rhineland, the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, received the support of 99% of voters, with 44.5 million Germans voting for such a step.
In 1912, the English polar explorer Robert Scott died on the way back from the South Pole.
In 1901, the states of Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia elect representatives to the first Australian Parliament.
In 1871, Queen Victoria of Great Britain opened the “Royal Albert Hall” concert hall.
In 1831, Bosnia revolted against the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1809, King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicated after a coup. The four chambers of the Finnish parliament pledge allegiance to Tsar Alexander I of Russia, concluding the separation of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
In 1799, New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
In 1792, King Gustav III of Sweden died 13 days after being shot in the back at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm. Gustav IV Adolf ascends the throne of Sweden.
In 1632, with the signing of the Treaty of Saint-Germain, Quebec returned to French control after a three-year break.
In 1461, the forces of Edward of York defeat the forces of Queen Margaret at the Battle of Tawton in the War of the Roses, which allows Edward of York to become King Edward IV of England.