On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León lands in Florida during his quest for the legendary Fountain of Youth.
Suffragist Jeanette Rankin of Montana is the first woman ever elected to Congress.
Mob boss John Gotti aka "The Teflon Don" is convicted on murder and racketeering charges in New York.
Born on This Day
Born: April 2, 1945
Age: 68 years old
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Dancer / 1908 - 2003
Dancer and actor Buddy Ebsen performed on Broadway and films, but he’s best known for his role as Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, which ran for nine seasons.
1908 | 95 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1914 | 86 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Born: April 2, 1805
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
1947 | 66 years old
1840 | 62 years old
Died on This Day
Died: April 2, 2005
Age: 84 years old
Place: Vatican City , Italy
1966 | 66 years old
1987 | 69 years old
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