Updated at February 4, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team
Sonia Sanchez is best known as Poet who has born on September 09, 1934 in Birmingham, AL. Currently, Sonia Sanchez is 88 years, 4 months and 25 days old. Sonia Sanchez will celebrate 89th birthday on Saturday, 9th of September 2023. Below the countdown to Sonia Sanchez upcoming birthday.
African-American poet and professor who published a famous 1985 work entitled Homegirls and Handgrenades. The work received the prestigious American Book Award.
She was raised by her grandmother after her mother's death. Later, she lived with her father in Harlem.
She was deeply involved in both the Black Arts Movement and the Civil Rights Movement.
She was married and divorced twice -- to Albert Sanchez and
She completed postgraduate literary work at New York University, where she studied with poet Louise Bogan.
Sonia Sanchez is 88 years old today.
Sonia Sanchez was born on September 09, 1934 in Birmingham, AL.
Sonia Sanchez zodiac sign is Virgo.
Sonia Sanchez was best known as Poet.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Sonia Sanchez's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1966||The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.|
|1969||In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.|
|1970||A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan.|
|1971||The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.|
|1972||In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.|
|1990||Batticaloa massacre: Massacre of 184 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Army in Batticaloa District.|
|1991||Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.|
|1993||Israeli-Palestinian peace process: The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.|
|2001||Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.|
|2002||The Rafiganj train wreck happened in Bihar, India.|
|2009||The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.|
|2012||The Indian space agency puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PSLV launches.|
|2012||A wave of attacks kill more than 100 people and injure 350 others across Iraq.|
|2015||Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.|
|2016||The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. World leaders condemn the act, with South Korea calling it "maniacal recklessness".|
|1990||The birth of Andrew Smith, American basketball player (d. 2016)|
|1990||The birth of Jordan Tabor, English footballer (d. 2014)|
|1991||The birth of Hunter Hayes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist|
|1991||The birth of Oscar, Brazilian footballer|
|1991||The birth of Danilo Pereira, Bissauan-Portuguese footballer|
|1991||The birth of Yevgeni Ponyatovskiy, Russian footballer|
|1992||The birth of Shannon Boyd, Australian rugby league player|
|1992||The birth of Damian McGinty, Northern Irish actor and singer|
|1992||The birth of Kristiāns Pelšs, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2013)|
|1993||The birth of Cameron Cullen, Australian rugby league player|
|1993||The birth of Crazy Mary Dobson, American wrestler|
|1993||The birth of Ryōhei Katō, Japanese gymnast|
|1993||The birth of Sharon van Rouwendaal, Dutch swimmer|
|1994||The birth of Clinton Gutherson, Australian rugby league player|
|1997||The birth of Billy Bainbridge, Australian rugby league player|
|2006||The death of Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (b. 1955)|
|2006||The death of Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)|
|2006||The death of William Bernard Ziff Jr., American businessman, founded Ziff Davis (b. 1930)|
|2012||The death of Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (b. 1921)|
|2012||The death of John McCarthy, Australian footballer (b. 1989)|
|2012||The death of Mike Scarry, American football player and coach (b. 1920)|
|2012||The death of Ron Tindall, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)|
|2013||The death of Sunila Abeysekera, Sri Lankan scholar and activist (b. 1952)|
|2013||The death of Alberto Bevilacqua, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1934)|
|2013||The death of Saul Landau, American journalist, director, and author (b. 1936)|
|2014||The death of Montserrat Abelló i Soler, Spanish poet and translator (b. 1918)|
|2014||The death of Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer (b. 1930)|
|2015||The death of Annemarie Bostroem, German poet, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1922)|
|2015||The death of Einar H. Ingman Jr., American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1929)|
|2015||The death of K. Kunaratnam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1934)|
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