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On April the 5th
Pop musician, Kurt Cobain, is found dead at his Lake Washington home.
Spanish football player, Fernando Morientes, was born in Caceres, Spain.
Winston Churchill resigned from the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom due to his failing health.
One of the strongest tornados ever recorded hits the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, killing 233 people.
British actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, was born in Coventry, England. His most famous role was that of Sir Humphrey Appleby in the British TV series, Yes, Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister.
American actor, Gregory Peck, was born in La Jolla, California. He is considered as one of the legendary stars of the American film industry of the 20th century.
American film producer, Albert R. Broccoli, was born in New York. He is best known for his role in the production of the James Bond movie series.
American actress, Bette Davis, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Herbert von Karajan, one of the worlds most celebrated conductors, was born in Salzburg, Austria.
American actor, Spencer Tracy, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Along with fellow actor Laurence Olivier he had the most "best actor" Oscar nominations.
Start of the 30 day war between Turkey and Greece.
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