Updated at September 24, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Robert W. Service is best known as Poet who has born on January 16, 1874 in England. Currently, Robert W. Service is 148 years, 8 months and 7 days old. Robert W. Service will celebrate 149th birthday on Monday, 16th of January 2023. Below the countdown to Robert W. Service upcoming birthday.
British-born poet who wrote "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," "The Cremation of Sam McGee," and "The Call of the Wild." His poetry collections include Songs of a Sourdough and Rhymes of a Red Cross Man.
He grew up with nine siblings in Lancashire, England and Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to Canada in his early twenties.
He spent the World War II years in Canada and America and avoided Nazi officials who tried to hunt him down for his literary mockery of Hitler.
He was married to Germaine Bourgoin, and he was the father of a daughter named Iris.
His dreams of a cowboy life attracted him to the western frontier of Canada; he aspired to be a Yukon territory version of Buffalo Bill Cody.
Robert W. Service is 148 years old today.
Robert W. Service was born on January 16, 1874 in England.
Robert W. Service zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Robert W. Service was best known as Poet.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Robert W. Service's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1921||The Marxist Left in Slovakia and the Transcarpathian Ukraine holds its founding congress in Ľubochňa.|
|1942||Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.|
|1945||Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.|
|1964||Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances.|
|1969||Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.|
|1969||Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.|
|1979||The last Iranian Shah flees Iran with his family for good and relocates to Egypt.|
|1991||Coalition Forces go to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War.|
|1992||El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, Mexico ending the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War that claimed at least 75,000 lives.|
|2001||Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.|
|2001||US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.|
|2002||The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining members of the Taliban.|
|2003||The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.|
|2006||Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.|
|2016||Thirty-three out of 126 freed hostages are injured and 23 killed in terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on a hotel and a nearby restaurant.|
|1985||The birth of Jonathan Richter, Danish footballer|
|1985||The birth of Sidharth Malhotra, Indian actor|
|1986||The birth of Johannes Rahn, German footballer|
|1986||The birth of Mark Trumbo, American baseball player|
|1986||The birth of Reto Ziegler, Swiss footballer|
|1987||The birth of Jake Epstein, Canadian actor|
|1987||The birth of Charlotte Henshaw, English swimmer|
|1988||The birth of Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer|
|1988||The birth of Jorge Torres Nilo, Mexican footballer|
|1991||The birth of Matt Duchene, Canadian ice hockey player|
|1993||The birth of Hannes Anier, Estonian footballer|
|1993||The birth of Amandine Hesse, French tennis player|
|1994||The birth of Chris Smith, Australian rugby league player|
|1995||The birth of Mikaela Turik, Australian-Canadian cricketer|
|1998||The birth of Cameron Murray, Australian rugby league player|
|2014||The death of Gary Arlington, American author and illustrator (b. 1938)|
|2014||The death of Ruth Duccini, American actress (b. 1918)|
|2014||The death of Wiley W. Hilburn, American journalist and academic (b. 1938)|
|2014||The death of Dave Madden, Canadian-American actor (b. 1931)|
|2014||The death of Hiroo Onoda, Japanese lieutenant (b. 1922)|
|2015||The death of Miriam Akavia, Polish-Israeli author and translator (b. 1927)|
|2015||The death of Yao Beina, Chinese singer (b. 1981)|
|2016||The death of Joannis Avramidis, Greek sculptor (b. 1922)|
|2016||The death of Ted Marchibroda, American football player and coach (b. 1931)|
|2017||The death of Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1934)|
|2018||The death of Ed Doolan, British radio presenter (b. 1941)|
|2018||The death of Oliver Ivanović, Kosovo Serb politician (b. 1953)|
|2019||The death of John C. Bogle, American businessman, investor, and philanthropist (b. 1929)|
|2019||The death of Lorna Doom, American musician (b. 1958)|
|2019||The death of Chris Wilson, Australian musician (b. 1956)|
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