Ralf Berckhan (born October 2, 1931) is a German sprint canoer who competed in the early 1950s and modern pentathlete who competed in the early 1960s. At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, he finished sixth in the C-1 1000 m. Eight years later in Rome, Berckhan finished 55th in the individual event and 16th in the team event for the United Team of Germany.
The Kjölur is a highland road in Iceland. It is the second longest of the roads through the Highlands of Iceland. It takes about 5 hours to traverse by car. It begins in the south of Iceland near Haukadalur and behind the Gullfoss waterfall, and it ends in the north near Blönduós. The road traverses the interior between two glaciers, Langjökull and Hofsjökull.
Shōwa Day is a Japanese annual holiday held on April 29. It honors the birthday of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito), the reigning Emperor before, during, and after World War II (from 1926 to 1989). The purpose of the holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito's reign.