Updated at February 3, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team
William Readdy is best known as Astronaut who has born on January 24, 1952 in Rhode Island. Currently, William Readdy is 71 years, 0 months and 10 days old. William Readdy will celebrate 72nd birthday on Wednesday, 24th of January 2024. Below the countdown to William Readdy upcoming birthday.
Piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-51 and served as Commander of STS-79.
He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974 with a degree in aerospace engineering.
He flew on three spaceflights.
He married Colleen Nevius and had three children.
Like astronaut Stephen Oswald, STS-42 was his first spaceflight.
William Readdy is 71 years old today.
William Readdy was born on January 24, 1952 in Rhode Island.
William Readdy zodiac sign is Aquarius.
William Readdy was best known as Astronaut.
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Below are historical events that coincided with William Readdy's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1942||World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.|
|1943||World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca.|
|1946||The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.|
|1960||Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the "barricades week", during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.|
|1961||Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.|
|1968||Vietnam War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa|
|1972||Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.|
|1977||Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.|
|1978||Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.|
|1984||Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.|
|1989||Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, with over 30 known victims, is executed by the electric chair at the Florida State Prison.|
|1990||Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.|
|2003||The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.|
|2009||Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.|
|2011||At least 35 die and 180 are injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.|
|1989||The birth of Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter|
|1989||The birth of Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer|
|1990||The birth of Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist|
|1991||The birth of Zhan Beleniuk, Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler|
|1991||The birth of Tatiana Kashirina, Russian weightlifter|
|1991||The birth of Zé Luís, Cape Verdean footballer|
|1991||The birth of Li Xuerui, Chinese badminton player|
|1992||The birth of Becky Downie, English gymnast|
|1992||The birth of Phiwa Nkambule, South African entrepreneur|
|1992||The birth of Felitciano Zschusschen, Curaçao footballer|
|1994||The birth of Tommie Hoban, English footballer|
|1995||The birth of Dylan Everett, Canadian actor|
|1997||The birth of Nirei Fukuzumi, Japanese racer|
|1999||The birth of Vitalie Damașcan, Moldovan footballer|
|2012||The birth of Princess Athena of Denmark, younger child of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark|
|2007||The death of Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)|
|2007||The death of İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)|
|2007||The death of Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian academic and politician (b. 1956)|
|2007||The death of Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (b. 1891)|
|2010||The death of Pernell Roberts, American actor (b. 1928)|
|2011||The death of Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (b. 1949)|
|2014||The death of Shulamit Aloni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 11th Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)|
|2014||The death of Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)|
|2015||The death of Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (b. 1922)|
|2016||The death of Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (b. 1928)|
|2016||The death of Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1927)|
|2016||The death of Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (b. 1960)|
|2017||The death of Butch Trucks, American drummer (b. 1947)|
|2018||The death of Mark E. Smith, British singer-songwriter (b. 1957)|
|2019||The death of Rosemary Bryant Mariner, 20th and 21st-century U.S. Navy officer|
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