Updated at May 16, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
William Davies Evans is best known as Chess Player who has born on January 27, 1790 in Wales. Currently, William Davies Evans is 232 years, 3 months and 19 days old. William Davies Evans will celebrate 233rd birthday on Friday, 27th of January 2023. Below the countdown to William Davies Evans upcoming birthday.
A Welsh inventor and skilled chess player who most notably invented the tri-coloured lighting on naval vessels, which helped ships avoid collisions at night.
He worked on sea vessels from a very young age.
He is remembered best for his unique strategies, including Evan's Gambit.
His family sent him to work as a sailor at the age of 14.
His methods are employed by some of the top chess stars today, including Magnus Carlsen.
William Davies Evans is 232 years old today.
William Davies Evans was born on January 27, 1790 in Wales.
William Davies Evans zodiac sign is Aquarius.
William Davies Evans was best known as Chess Player.
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|1945||World War II: The Soviet 322nd Rifle Division liberates the remaining inmates of Auschwitz-Birkenau.|
|1951||Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with Operation Ranger.|
|1961||The Soviet submarine S-80 sinks when its snorkel malfunctions, flooding the boat.|
|1967||Apollo program: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.|
|1967||Cold War: The Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.|
|1973||The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.|
|1980||Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper.|
|1983||The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.|
|1996||In a military coup, Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.|
|1996||Germany first observes the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.|
|2002||An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.|
|2003||The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.|
|2010||The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.|
|2011||Arab Spring: The Yemeni Revolution begins as over 16,000 protestors demonstrate in Sana'a.|
|2013||Two hundred and forty-two people die in a nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul.|
|1980||The birth of Chanda Gunn, American ice hockey player and coach|
|1980||The birth of Marat Safin, Russian tennis player and politician|
|1981||The birth of Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player and sportscaster|
|1981||The birth of Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby player|
|1983||The birth of Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player|
|1983||The birth of Paulo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player|
|1983||The birth of Gavin Floyd, American baseball player|
|1987||The birth of Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer|
|1987||The birth of Anton Shunin, Russian footballer|
|1987||The birth of Ashley Grace, American singer-songwriter|
|1988||The birth of Kerlon, Brazilian footballer|
|1989||The birth of Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer|
|1991||The birth of Christian Bickel, German footballer|
|1991||The birth of Sebastine Ikahihifo, New Zealand rugby league player|
|1992||The birth of Stefano Pettinari, Italian footballer|
|2013||The death of Stanley Karnow, American journalist and historian (b. 1925)|
|2014||The death of Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist (b. 1919)|
|2014||The death of Epimaco Velasco, Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1935)|
|2014||The death of Paul Zorner, German soldier and pilot (b. 1920)|
|2015||The death of Rocky Bridges, American baseball player and coach (b. 1927)|
|2015||The death of David Landau, English-Israeli journalist (b. 1947)|
|2015||The death of Joseph Rotman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)|
|2015||The death of Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)|
|2015||The death of Larry Winters, American wrestler and trainer (b. 1956)|
|2016||The death of Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (b. 1930)|
|2017||The death of Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (b. 1927)|
|2017||The death of Arthur H. Rosenfeld, American physicist (b. 1926)|
|2018||The death of Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA (b. 1926)|
|2018||The death of Mort Walker, American cartoonist (b. 1923)|
|2019||The death of Countess Maya von Schönburg-Glauchau, German socialite (b. 1958)|
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