48 Coincidences You Won’t Believe Happened on the Same Day!

Same Day? No Way!


11th Feb 1990

James Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

Nelson Mandela is released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa


1st September 1995

NYC reinstates the death penalty

Peter Andre’s “Mysterious Girl” reaches number one


8th December 1980

John Lennon is shot dead by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived.

“Bravo” network premieres on cable TV

john lennon


30th April 1945

Adolf Hitler commits suicide at 56 along with his mistress Eva Braun

“Arthur Godfrey Time” begins a 27 year run on CBS radio


21st May 2005

The last time Arsenal won a trophy

“Lonely” by Akon reached number one


21st June 1982

John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana is born


26th December 2004

Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid 20 reaches number one

A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka,  India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.

Band Aid 20 2004

31st August 1997

Princess Diana dies in a car crash in Paris

“Men In Black” is released by Will Smith


16th May 2013

Bill Gates becomes the world’s richest man with $72.7 Billion again after losing the position in 2008

Beckham announces his retirement from football


4th April 1968

Apollo 6 is launched

Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee


20th February 1988

500 people die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Barbadian pop singer Rihanna is born



8th February 1983

Shergar the champion Irish race horse, was abducted by members of the IRA to raise money for weapons.

“Down Under” by Men At Work is number one in the UK

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14th February 2013

Oscar Pistorius,a South African amputee sprint runner, is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp

Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey weds Theo Bleckmann at Empire State Building


2nd May 2011

Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks is killed by the United States special forces in Pakistan.

The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving  more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.


3rd April 1973

The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.

“Killing Me Softly with His Song” by Roberta Flack reaches number one


11th June 1962

Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to successfully escape from the prison on AlcatrazIsland.

US President Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale


3rd December 2006

Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.

Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69


5th May 1981

Bobby Sands, IRA activist/terrorist dies in the 66th day of his hunger strike

Craig David, English singer is born


23rd August 2005

Hurricane Katrina forms over the Bahamas, later becomes a category 5 hurricane

TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.


28th February 1998

“Baywatch” actress Pamela Anderson divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee

Dermot Morgan (Father Ted) dies aged 45



1st January 2002

Euro is introduced to Ireland

Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton weds Melia McEnery


28th October 1955

Egypt & Saudi-Arabia sign defense treaty

Bill Gates, billionaire founder/CEO of Microsoft is born


22nd September 1980

Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway

John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffin Records


25th June 1978

Argentina beats Holland 3-1 in soccer’s 11th World Cup at Buenos Aires

On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world’s first successful “test-tube” baby was born in Great Britain.

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12th April 1945

Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Neth

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd presisdenat of the usa dies


30th January 1948

5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland

Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse



5th September 1997

Athen’s Greece selected for 2004 Olympics

Mother Teresa, Nobel (1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87


18th April 1955

1st “Walk”/”Don’t Walk” lighted street signals installed

Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate dies


29th May 1953

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are 1st to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Danny Elfman, Los Angeles California, composer (Simspon Show Theme) is born


8th March 1966

“Golden Boy” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances

An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson’s Column in Dublin


 13th December 2000

George W. Bush accepted presidency 36 days after election

The “Texas 7″ escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas later going on a crime spree and killing police officer Aubrey Hawkins


8th September 1966

“Star Trek” premieres on NBC-TV

“Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles reaches number one and stays there for four weeks


 10th May 1960

John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia

Bono is born


30th November 1900

A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles

Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46

oscar wilde

29th April 1980

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, the British director, dies at 80

Kian Egan from Weslife was born


7th November 1990

“Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice

Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland

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1st March 1994

Walter Kent, US composer (I’ll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82

Justin Bieber, Canadian pop singer is born


 15th May 1940

McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

Nazi’s capture General Dutch Persbureau, their troops occupy Amsterdam


10th September 1977

Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France.

Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)


 14th February 2005

“Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” by U2 is released

Youtube launches


 3rd February 1967

“Purple Haze” recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.



7th April 1964

The murder of John Alan West on 7 April 1964 was the crime which led to the last time a death sentence was executed in the United Kingdom.

Actor Russell Crowe is born in New Zealand


30th July 1966

Beatles’ “Yesterday… & Today,” album goes number one and stays there for five weeks

The first and only time England have won the world cup beating Germany 4-2 in London


24th June  2005

Lance Armstrong pedaled his way to victory, winning his seventh Tour de France competition

Francois Pienaar and the South African rugby team unite the nation by winning their first rugby world cup in Johannesburg


25th October 1984

Hepatitis virus is discovered

Katie Perry is born


26th June 1997 

Harry Potter: The first book from series “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published

Supreme Court upholds doctor-assisted suicide ban


6th November 1986

Alex ferguson apoointed as Man United manager

“Take My Breath Away” by Berlin reaches number one


24th June 1947

First Flying Saucer is reported by American Pilot Kenneth Arnold

Mick Fleetwood drummer and co founder of Fleetwood Mac is born

flying saucer



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