Stjepan Filipović was a Yugoslav communist who led the Kolubara Company of the Valjevo Partisan Detachment during the 1941 Partisan uprising. He was executed in 1942 in Valjevo; the photo of him taken shortly before the execution has become a symbol of resistance against fascism in the Second World War, was, among others, exhibited in the United Nations building in New York. He was proclaimed People's Hero of Yugoslavia in 1949. Stjepan Filipović was born on 27 January 1916 in Opuzen as the fifth child in the family of Anton and Ivka Filipović; the Filipović family moved throughout the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, so he lived in Županja and Kragujevac. In Kragujevac, he studied locksmithing and mastered the basics of electrical wiring and bookbinding, he joined the labour movement in 1937, but he was arrested in 1939 and sentenced to a year in prison. He joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1940. Filipović was commander of the Partisans' Tamnavsko-Kolubarski unit in Valjevo by 1941, he was captured on 24 February 1942 by Axis forces and hanged in Valjevo on 27 May 1942, aged 26.
As the rope was put around his neck, Filipović defiantly thrust his hands out and shouted "Smrt fašizmu, sloboda narodu!" which translates as "Death to fascism, freedom to the people!". He implored them to never cease resisting. At this moment, a photograph was taken which has since become famous, from which a statue of Filipović was cast. Filipović was declared a National Hero of Yugoslavia on 14 December 1949; the town of Valjevo has a statue dedicated to him, "Stevan Filipović". A monument was erected in his home town of Opuzen in 1968, but was demolished in 1991. During the war his two brothers Nikola and Šimun Filipović died. Narodni heroji Jugoslavije, Belgrade, 1975
Sandra Glover is an African American former track and field athlete who competed in the 400-meter hurdles. She was a medalist in that event at the World Championships in Athletics in 2003 and 2005, she represented her country at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She was the national champion at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for four consecutive years from 1999 to 2002, she had five victories on the IAAF Golden League circuit during her career. She failed a doping test for wakefulness drug Modafinil in 2003, receiving a public warning and disqualification of her performance, she holds the American masters record for the over-35 category, with her performance of 53.32 seconds at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. Glover competed for the Houston Cougars track team. 2005 World Championships in Athletics: bronze medal 2003 World Championships in Athletics: silver medal 2001 World Championships in Athletics: fifth place 1999 World Championships in Athletics: fifth place 2nd IAAF World Athletics Final: first place 1st IAAF World Athletics Final: first place USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 400 m hurdles: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 400 m hurdlesIAAF Golden League Meeting de Paris: 2003 Weltklasse Zürich: 2003, 2004 Bislett Games: 2005 ISTAF Berlin: 2005 400 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Athletics List of doping cases in athletics List of University of Houston people List of people named Sandra Sandra Glover at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
Days of Thunder is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released in 1990 in the U. S. by Geffen Records and internationally by Epic Records. "The Last Note of Freedom" was co-written by Billy Idol and David Coverdale. Maria McKee's "Show Me Heaven" was released as a single alongside the movie; the album is notable for the inclusion of Guns N' Roses' cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", a year before the song was released with a different mix on the 1991 album Use Your Illusion II. The version recorded for the soundtrack featured these spoken word responses in the second verse, which are omitted from the album recording: Momma put my guns in the ground I can't shoot them anymore That cold black cloud is coming down Feels like I'm knockin' on Heaven's door The Cher song "Trail of Broken Hearts" was released as a B-side on the single "Love And Understanding" and belongs to the recording sessions of her 1989 album Heart of Stone; the song "Gimme Some Lovin'" is credited to Terry Reid, but the version in the movie is from The Spencer Davis Group.
"Gimme Some Lovin'" featured on Reid's 1991 solo album, The Driver, along with an alternate version of "The Last Note of Freedom" with different lyrics, titled "The Driver". "The Last Note of Freedom" - David Coverdale "Deal for Life" - John Waite "Break Through the Barrier" - Tina Turner "Hearts in Trouble" - Chicago "Trail of Broken Hearts" - Cher "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" - Guns N' Roses "You Gotta Love Someone" - Elton John "Show Me Heaven" - Maria McKee "Thunderbox" - Apollo Smile "Long Live the Night" - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts "Gimme Some Lovin'" - Terry Reid The film score to Days of Thunder was composed by Hans Zimmer and featured Jeff Beck on guitar. While bootlegs were available for years, an official album containing the score was not released until 2013, when La-La Land Records released the film's score, with bonus tracks, for the first time. While looking back at the film's production, Zimmer said, “It was complete insanity, but again because it was he’d just keep it recklessly fun.”
Zimmer elaborated on this by explaining how the film's production was behind schedule and what was a day trip to meet with producers in Daytona turned into a three-month composing gig done inside a studio built within a warehouse. "Days of Thunder" "Rowdy Drives/Who Is This Driver?" "Let Me Drive/Cole Drives Rowdy's Car" "Car Building" "Darlington - Cole Wins" "You're Home/Daytona Race/The Crash" "The Hospital" "Wheelchair Race" "Rental Car Race" "Claire Arrives at her Apartment" "Physical Kiss" "Cole Blows His Engine" "Wheeler/Cole Smashes" "Cole at the Laundry/Cole Agrees to Drive Rowdy's Car" "Cole and Harry Fight/Harry Talks to Car" "Cole in Truck/Pre-Race" "The Last Race" "The Last Note of Freedom" - David Coverdale "The Hospital" "Wheelchair Race" "Claire Arrives at her Apartment" "Cole Blows His Engine "Pre-Race" "Days of Thunder " The last track, although marked as an alternate version of the main title, is in fact an instrumental version of "The Last Note of Freedom", with some studio outtakes of Jeff Beck performing parts of "Darlington - Cole Wins" and "The Last Race" at the end.
The track includes some studio chatter between Jeff Beck and editor Chris Lebenzon. Hans Zimmer: Keyboards, Programming, Synclavier Programming John Van Tongeren: Keyboard Programming, Synthesizer Programming, Synthesized Bass, Bass Guitar Kirke Godfrey: Drum Programming, Percussion John Robinson: Drums Jeff Beck: Lead Guitar Solo Michael Thompson, Tim Pierce, Dean Parks: Additional Electric Guitars Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion Randy Jackson: Additional Bass Guitar Bruce Fowler: Additional Orchestrator Shirley Walker: Additional Orchestrator, Conductor Jay Rifkin: Score Mixer