Updated at September 24, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Francis Scott Key is best known as Composer who has born on August 01, 1779 in Maryland. Currently, Francis Scott Key is 243 years, 1 months and 22 days old. Francis Scott Key will celebrate 244th birthday on Tuesday, 1st of August 2023. Below the countdown to Francis Scott Key upcoming birthday.
Lawyer, author, and poet who wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner," which would later become the U.S. National Anthem.
He was inspired to write the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the bloody attack of Fort McHenry by the British forces while aboard the British ship HMS Tonnant.
He defended Sam Houston in 1832 during Houston's trial for assaulting a Congressional colleague. He served from 1833 until 1841 as a United States District Attorney.
He married Mary Polly Taylor Lloyd on January 19, 1802, and they had 11 children together.
He set his lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner" to John Stafford Smith's famous tune "To Anacreon in Heaven." It was officially declared the National Anthem by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 via an Executive Order, then by a Congressional resolution in 1931 that was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Francis Scott Key is 243 years old today.
Francis Scott Key was born on August 01, 1779 in Maryland.
Francis Scott Key zodiac sign is Leo.
Francis Scott Key was best known as Composer.
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|1968||The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.|
|1971||The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.|
|1974||Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the "Green Line", dividing Cyprus into two zones.|
|1980||Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.|
|1980||A train crash kills 18 people in County Cork, Ireland.|
|1981||MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.|
|1984||Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England.|
|1988||A British soldier was killed in the Inglis Barracks bombing in London, England.|
|1993||The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.|
|1998||The establishment of Muslim Medics, one of the largest student-led societies in Imperial College London that provides both academic and wellbeing support to medical students of all backgrounds.|
|2004||A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.|
|2007||The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.|
|2008||The Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.|
|2008||Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.|
|2017||A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.|
|1989||The birth of Madison Bumgarner, American baseball player|
|1989||The birth of Tiffany Hwang, Korean American singer, songwriter, and actress|
|1990||The birth of Aledmys Díaz, Cuban baseball player|
|1990||The birth of Jean Hugues Gregoire, Mauritian swimmer|
|1990||The birth of Elton Jantjies, South African rugby player|
|1991||The birth of Piotr Malarczyk, Polish footballer|
|1991||The birth of Marco Puntoriere, Italian footballer|
|1992||The birth of Austin Rivers, American basketball player|
|1992||The birth of Mrunal Thakur, Indian actress|
|1993||The birth of Álex Abrines, Spanish basketball player|
|1993||The birth of Leon Thomas III, American actor and singer|
|1994||The birth of Sergeal Petersen, South African rugby player|
|1994||The birth of Ayaka Wada, Japanese singer|
|1996||The birth of Katie Boulter, English tennis player|
|2001||The birth of Park Si-eun, South Korean actress|
|2013||The death of John Amis, English journalist and critic (b. 1922)|
|2013||The death of Gail Kobe, American actress and producer (b. 1932)|
|2013||The death of Babe Martin, American baseball player (b. 1920)|
|2013||The death of Toby Saks, American cellist and educator (b. 1942)|
|2013||The death of Wilford White, American football player (b. 1928)|
|2014||The death of Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (b. 1973)|
|2014||The death of Jan Roar Leikvoll, Norwegian author (b. 1974)|
|2014||The death of Charles T. Payne, American soldier (b. 1925)|
|2014||The death of Mike Smith, English radio and television host (b. 1955)|
|2015||The death of Stephan Beckenbauer, German footballer and manager (b. 1968)|
|2015||The death of Cilla Black, English singer and actress (b. 1943)|
|2015||The death of Bernard d'Espagnat, French physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1921)|
|2015||The death of Bob Frankford, English-Canadian physician and politician (b. 1939)|
|2015||The death of Hong Yuanshuo, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1948)|
|2016||The death of Queen Anne of Romania (b. 1923)|
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