Updated at December 9, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Richard Riley is best known as Politician who has born on January 02, 1933 in South Carolina. Currently, Richard Riley is 89 years, 11 months and 7 days old. Richard Riley will celebrate 90th birthday on Monday, 2nd of January 2023. Below the countdown to Richard Riley upcoming birthday.
After serving two terms as Governor of South Carolina, this Democratic Party politician became the sixth United States Secretary of Education, an office he held during the administration of President Bill Clinton.
Following his graduation from the University of South Carolina, he served in both the South Carolina House of Representatives and the South Carolina Senate.
In the early 1990s, then-President Bill Clinton considered appointing Riley to the U.S. Supreme Court; however, Riley refused to accept the nomination, and the honor was instead conferred upon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, as the son of Edwin and Martha Riley. His marriage to Ann Yarborough resulted in four children.
He co-chaired Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
Richard Riley is 89 years old today.
Richard Riley was born on January 02, 1933 in South Carolina.
Richard Riley zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Richard Riley was best known as Politician.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Richard Riley's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1954||India establishes its highest civilian awards, the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan.|
|1955||Following the assassination of the Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera, his deputy, José Ramón Guizado, takes power, but is quickly deposed after his involvement in Cantera's death is discovered.|
|1959||Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.|
|1963||Vietnam War: The Viet Cong wins its first major victory, at the Battle of Ap Bac.|
|1967||Ronald Reagan, past movie actor and future President of the United States, is sworn in as Governor of California.|
|1971||The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match.|
|1974||United States President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.|
|1975||At the opening of a new railway line, a bomb blast at Samastipur, Bihar, India, fatally wounds Lalit Narayan Mishra, Minister of Railways.|
|1975||The Federal Rules of Evidence are approved by the United States Congress.|
|1976||The Gale of January 1976 begins, resulting in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, affecting countries from Ireland to Yugoslavia and causing at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.|
|1978||On the orders of Pakistan's president, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, paramilitary forces opened fire on peaceful protesting workers in Multan, Pakistan, its known as 1978 massacre at Multan Colony Textile Mills.|
|1981||One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.|
|1991||Sharon Pratt Kelly becomes the first African American woman mayor of a major city and first woman Mayor of the District of Columbia.|
|1993||Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lanka Navy kill 35-100 civilians on the Jaffna Lagoon.|
|2004||Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.|
|1969||The birth of István Bagyula, Hungarian pole vaulter|
|1969||The birth of William Fox-Pitt, English horse rider and journalist|
|1970||The birth of Eric Whitacre, American composer and conductor|
|1971||The birth of Renée Elise Goldsberry, American actress|
|1972||The birth of Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey player and manager|
|1972||The birth of Rodney MacDonald, Canadian educator and politician, 26th Premier of Nova Scotia|
|1974||The birth of Ludmila Formanová, Czech runner|
|1974||The birth of Tomáš Řepka, Czech footballer|
|1975||The birth of Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby player|
|1977||The birth of Brian Boucher, American ice hockey player and sportscaster|
|1977||The birth of Stefan Koubek, Austrian tennis player|
|1981||The birth of Maxi Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer|
|1983||The birth of Kate Bosworth, American actress|
|1988||The birth of Damien Tussac, French-German rugby player|
|1992||The birth of Korbin Sims, Australian-Fijian rugby league player|
|2013||The death of Teresa Torańska, Polish journalist and author (b. 1944)|
|2014||The death of Bernard Glasser, American director and producer (b. 1924)|
|2014||The death of Elizabeth Jane Howard, English author and screenwriter (b. 1923)|
|2015||The death of Tihomir Novakov, Serbian-American physicist and academic (b. 1929)|
|2016||The death of Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1924)|
|2016||The death of Frances Cress Welsing, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1935)|
|2016||The death of Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Arabian religious leader (b. 1959)|
|2016||The death of Gisela Mota Ocampo, mayor of Temixco, Morelos, Mexico, assassinated (b. 1982)|
|2017||The death of Jean Vuarnet, French ski racer (b. 1933)|
|2017||The death of John Berger, English art critic, novelist and painter (b. 1926)|
|2018||The death of Guida Maria, Portuguese actress (b. 1950)|
|2018||The death of Thomas S. Monson, American religious leader, 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1927)|
|2019||The death of Daryl Dragon, American musician (b. 1942)|
|2019||The death of Bob Einstein, American actor and comedian (b. 1942)|
|2019||The death of Gene Okerlund, American wrestling announcer (b. 1942)|
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