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 On this day April 28-May 4, 2024 (week 18) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day April 28-May 4, 2024 (week 18)

April 28, 2024 - May 4, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the Formula 1 world champion racing driver Ayrton Senna, U.S. singer Bing Crosby, soccer striker Erling Haaland, emperor Kangxi of the China, Kenneth Kaunda, first president of Zambia, the invention of the zip fastener and Emperor Akihito of Japan

April 28, 1924: Kenneth Kaunda, first president of Zambia, was born. He led the nation after independence in 1964, remaining in power until he lost multi-party elections in 1991

April 29, 1913: Swedish-American engineer Gideon Sundback patented an improved version of the zip fastener, calling it a “separable fastener”

April 30, 2019: Emperor Akihito of Japan abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne, becoming the first Japanese Emperor to abdicate in over 200 years

May 1, 1994: Three-time Formula 1 world champion racing driver Ayrton Senna was killed when his car smashed into a concrete wall at the San Marino Grand Prix

May 2, 1904: U.S. crooner Bing Crosby was born. His recording of “White Christmas” remains the world’s top-selling single with global sales of over 30 million copies

May 3, 2023: Prolific striker Erling Haaland set a new Premier League record with his 35th goal of the season for Manchester City, surpassing a 30-year-old single season mark

May 4, 1654: Kangxi, who ruled as emperor of China for 61 years, was born. Under his reign the Qing Dynasty reached the zenith of its social, economic and military power

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PUBLISHED: 08/04/2024; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom
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