Updated at November 28, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
Walker Hancock is best known as Sculptor who has born on June 28, 1901 in Missouri. Currently, Walker Hancock is 121 years, 5 months and 0 days old. Walker Hancock will celebrate 122nd birthday on Wednesday, 28th of June 2023. Below the countdown to Walker Hancock upcoming birthday.
Remembered for large-scale sculptures such as Christ in Majesty (at the Washington, D.C. National Cathedral) and the Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial (at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station), this twentieth-century artist was a 1989 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
After briefly attending Washington University in St. Louis, he studied at both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy in Rome.
During the World War II years, he traveled to Europe as a member of the United States Army's Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program and recovered artwork that had been stolen or damaged by the Nazis.
He was married to Saima Natti Hancock for four decades. He died in Gloucester, Massachusetts, at the age of ninety-seven.
As the winner of a design competition announced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hancock became the artist in charge of crafting a military decoration known as the Air Medal.
Walker Hancock is 121 years old today.
Walker Hancock was born on June 28, 1901 in Missouri.
Walker Hancock zodiac sign is Cancer.
Walker Hancock was best known as Sculptor.
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|1950||Korean War: North Korean Army conducts the Seoul National University Hospital massacre.|
|1956||in Poznań, workers from HCP factory go to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.|
|1964||Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.|
|1969||Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.|
|1973||Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.|
|1976||The Angolan court sentences US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.|
|1978||The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.|
|1981||A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of the Islamic Republican Party.|
|1987||For the first time in military history, a civilian population is targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.|
|1989||On the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.|
|1997||Holyfield-Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.|
|2001||Slobodan Milošević is extradited to the ICTY in The Hague to stand trial.|
|2004||Iraq War: Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.|
|2009||Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is ousted by a local military coup following a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Honduran Constitution. This was the start of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.|
|2016||A terrorist attack in Turkey's Istanbul Atatürk Airport kills 42 people and injures more than 230 others.|
|1989||The birth of Andrew Fifita, Australian rugby league player|
|1989||The birth of David Fifita, Australian rugby league player|
|1989||The birth of Julia Zlobina, Russian-Azerbaijani figure skater|
|1989||The birth of Markiplier, American internet personality|
|1989||The birth of Nicole Rottmann, Austrian tennis player|
|1991||The birth of Seohyun, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress|
|1991||The birth of Kevin De Bruyne, Belgian footballer|
|1991||The birth of Kang Min-hyuk, South Korean singer, drummer, and actor|
|1992||The birth of Oscar Hiljemark, Swedish footballer|
|1993||The birth of Bradley Beal, American basketball player|
|1994||The birth of Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan|
|1995||The birth of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, South African model, Miss Universe 2017|
|1996||The birth of Donna Vekić, Croatian tennis player|
|1999||The birth of Markéta Vondroušová, Czech tennis player|
|2002||The birth of Marta Kostyuk, Ukrainian tennis player|
|2013||The death of Tamás Katona, Hungarian historian and politician (b. 1932)|
|2013||The death of Kenneth Minogue, New Zealand-Australian political scientist and academic (b. 1930)|
|2013||The death of F. D. Reeve, American author and academic (b. 1928)|
|2013||The death of David Rubitsky, American sergeant (b. 1917)|
|2014||The death of Seymour Barab, American cellist and composer (b. 1921)|
|2014||The death of Jim Brosnan, American baseball player (b. 1929)|
|2014||The death of On Kawara, Japanese painter (b. 1933)|
|2014||The death of Meshach Taylor, American actor (b. 1947)|
|2015||The death of Jack Carter, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)|
|2015||The death of Jope Seniloli, Fijian politician, Vice-President of Fiji (b. 1939)|
|2015||The death of Wally Stanowski, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)|
|2016||The death of Scotty Moore, American guitarist (b. 1931)|
|2016||The death of Pat Summitt, American women's college basketball head coach (b. 1952)|
|2016||The death of Buddy Ryan, American football coach (b. 1931)|
|2018||The death of Harlan Ellison, American writer (b. 1934)|
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