Updated at October 1, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Joseph A. Walker is best known as Astronaut who has born on February 20, 1921 in Washington, PA. Currently, Joseph A. Walker is 101 years, 7 months and 9 days old. Joseph A. Walker will celebrate 102nd birthday on Monday, 20th of February 2023. Below the countdown to Joseph A. Walker upcoming birthday.
NASA member, second pilot to fly an X-15, and the first American civilian to make a spaceflight. In 1991, he was inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor, and he received his astronaut's wings in 2005.
In 1942, he graduated with a degree in physics from Washington and Jefferson College.
For his service in World War II, he won the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.
He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania.
He was the first test pilot of the Bell Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, which would be later used by Neil Armstrong to prepare for landing on the moon.
Joseph A. Walker is 101 years old today.
Joseph A. Walker was born on February 20, 1921 in Washington, PA.
Joseph A. Walker zodiac sign is Pisces.
Joseph A. Walker was best known as Astronaut.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Joseph A. Walker's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1962||Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in four hours, 55 minutes.|
|1965||Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.|
|1971||The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert.|
|1979||An earthquake cracks open the Sinila volcanic crater on the Dieng Plateau, releasing poisonous H2S gas and killing 149 villagers in the Indonesian province of Central Java.|
|1986||The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for ten of those years.|
|1988||The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.|
|1991||In the Albanian capital Tirana, a gigantic statue of Albania's long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down by mobs of angry protesters.|
|1998||American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.|
|2003||During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the Station nightclub ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others.|
|2005||Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.|
|2009||Two Tamil Tigers aircraft packed with C4 explosives en route to the national airforce headquarters are shot down by the Sri Lankan military before reaching their target, in a kamikaze style attack.|
|2010||In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, resulting in at least 43 deaths, in the worst disaster in the history of the archipelago.|
|2014||Dozens of Euromaidan anti-government protesters died in Ukraine's capital Kiev, many reportedly killed by snipers.|
|2015||Two trains collide in the Swiss town of Rafz resulting in as many as 49 people injured and Swiss Federal Railways cancelling some services.|
|2016||Six people are killed and two injured in multiple shooting incidents in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.|
|1987||The birth of Luke Burgess, English rugby league player|
|1987||The birth of Miles Teller, American actor|
|1988||The birth of Kealoha Pilares, American football player|
|1988||The birth of Ki Bo-bae, South Korean archer|
|1988||The birth of Rihanna, Barbadian-American singer-songwriter and actress|
|1988||The birth of Jiah Khan, Indian singer and actress (d. 2013)|
|1989||The birth of Daly Cherry-Evans, Australian rugby league player|
|1990||The birth of Ciro Immobile, Italian footballer|
|1991||The birth of Hidilyn Diaz, Filipino weightlifter|
|1991||The birth of Giovanni Kyeremateng, Italian footballer|
|1991||The birth of Angelique van der Meet, Dutch tennis player|
|1991||The birth of Antonio Pedroza, English-Mexican footballer|
|1991||The birth of Jocelyn Rae, English-Scottish tennis player|
|1992||The birth of Kyle Turner, Australian rugby league player|
|1994||The birth of Elseid Hysaj, Albanian footballer|
|2012||The death of Knut Torbjørn Eggen, Norwegian footballer and manager (b. 1960)|
|2012||The death of Katie Hall, American educator and politician (b. 1938)|
|2013||The death of Kenji Eno, Japanese game designer and composer (b. 1970)|
|2013||The death of David S. McKay, American biochemist and geologist (b. 1936)|
|2013||The death of Antonio Roma, Argentinian footballer (b. 1932)|
|2014||The death of Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan jurist and politician, President of Uruguay (b. 1923)|
|2014||The death of Walter D. Ehlers, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1921)|
|2014||The death of Garrick Utley, American journalist (b. 1939)|
|2015||The death of Govind Pansare, Indian author and activist (b. 1933)|
|2015||The death of Henry Segerstrom, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1923)|
|2015||The death of John C. Willke, American physician, author, and activist (b. 1925)|
|2016||The death of Fernando Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest and politician (b. 1934)|
|2017||The death of Vitaly Churkin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Nations (b. 1952)|
|2017||The death of Mildred Dresselhaus, American physicist (b. 1930)|
|2017||The death of Steve Hewlett, British journalist (b. 1958)|
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