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|Full Name||Pope John Paul II|
|Birthdate||May 18, 1920|
|Birth Place||Wadowice, Poland|
|Age (in 2023)||103 Years Old|
Pope John Paul II is best known as Religious Leader who has born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. Currently, Pope John Paul II is 103 years, 0 months and 21 days old. Pope John Paul II will celebrate 104th birthday on Saturday, 18th of May 2024. Below the countdown to Pope John Paul II upcoming birthday.
Second longest-serving pope in history who was the leader of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century who worked to bring together Christians, Jews, and Muslims. He was canonized as a Saint in April of 2014.
He was a playwright who would also perform with various theatre groups.
He was one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129 countries during his pontificate and helping end Communist rule in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.
He had two older siblings.
He was the pope of the Catholic Church and was succeeded by Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope John Paul II is 103 years old today.
Pope John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland.
Pope John Paul II zodiac sign is Taurus.
Pope John Paul II was best known as Religious Leader.
Here's quick list of some fun facts about Pope John Paul II's birthday you must know including detailed age calculation, western astrology, roman numeral, birthstone and birth flower.
Below are historical events that coincided with Pope John Paul II's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1973||Aeroflot Flight 109 is hijacked mid-flight and the aircraft is subsequently destroyed when the hijacker's bomb explodes, killing all 82 people on board.|
|1974||Nuclear weapons testing: Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.|
|1977||Likud party wins the 1977 Israeli legislative election, with Menachem Begin, its founder, as the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.|
|1980||Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.|
|1980||Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.|
|1990||In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph).|
|1991||Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland.|
|1993||Riots in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, caused by the approval of the four Danish exceptions in the Maastricht Treaty referendum. Police open fire against civilians for the first time since World War II and injure 11 demonstrators.|
|1994||Israeli troops finish withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, ceding the area to the Palestinian National Authority to govern.|
|2005||A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.|
|2006||The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.|
|2009||The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.|
|2015||At least 78 people die in a landslide caused by heavy rains in the Colombian town of Salgar.|
|2018||A school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas kills ten people.|
|2019||United States presidential election: Joe Biden announces his presidential campaign.|
|1986||The birth of Kevin Anderson, South African tennis player|
|1988||The birth of Taeyang, South Korean singer|
|1990||The birth of Dimitri Daeseleire, Belgian footballer|
|1990||The birth of Yuya Osako, Japanese footballer|
|1990||The birth of Josh Starling, Australian rugby league player|
|1992||The birth of Adwoa Aboah, British fashion model|
|1993||The birth of Stuart Percy, Canadian ice hockey player|
|1993||The birth of Jessica Watson, Australian sailor|
|1998||The birth of Polina Edmunds, American figure skater|
|1999||The birth of Laura Omloop, Belgian singer-songwriter|
|2000||The birth of Ryan Sessegnon, English footballer|
|2000||The birth of Steven Sessegnon, English footballer|
|2001||The birth of Emma Navarro, American tennis player|
|2002||The birth of Alina Zagitova, Russian figure skater|
|2009||The birth of Hala Finley, American actress|
|2014||The death of Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1921)|
|2014||The death of Hans-Peter Dürr, German physicist and academic (b. 1929)|
|2014||The death of Kaiketsu Masateru, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)|
|2014||The death of Chukwuedu Nwokolo, Nigerian physician and academic (b. 1921)|
|2014||The death of Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut (b. 1946)|
|2015||The death of Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1947)|
|2015||The death of Raymond Gosling, English physicist and academic (b. 1926)|
|2015||The death of Jean-François Théodore, French businessman (b. 1946)|
|2017||The death of Roger Ailes, American businessman (b. 1940)|
|2017||The death of Jacque Fresco, American engineer and academic (b. 1916)|
|2017||The death of Chris Cornell, American singer (b. 1964)|
|2019||The death of Austin Eubanks, American addiction recovery advocate, survivor of the Columbine shooting (b. 1981)|
|2020||The death of Ken Osmond, American actor and police officer (b. 1943)|
|2021||The death of Charles Grodin, American actor and talk show host (b. 1935)|
|2021||The death of Yolanda Tortolero, Venezuelan politician|
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