This Day, 56-Years Ago, Yuri Gagarin Became The First Human EVER To Enter Space (And Orbit The Earth To Boot)!
I was 7 years old. But, of course, knew who he was.
I got to shake his hand.
To this day, I consider this one of the highlights of my rather uneventful life.
Yes, we commemorated his birthday which was on March 9 (1934).
So he went to space 34-days after his 27th birthday.
He died, tragically, when he was 34.