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
Four days after President Woodrow Wilson calls for war against Germany, Congress passes a joint resolution that formally involves America in World War I.
Mahatma Gandhi arrives in Dandi, India, to conclude the Salt Satyagraha, a pivotal march for the Indian independence movement.
Bob Dylan plays his first gig in China. His set list is pre-approved by Chinese authorities.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Comedian, Producer, Screenwriter / 1969 -
Paul Rudd is an American actor and film producer who became a minor teen idol with his break-out performance in the 1995 film Clueless and went on to star in numerous comedies.
Born: April 6, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Comedian, ...
1937 | 76 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1942 | 71 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, Reality Television Star, Writer / 1952 -
Marilu Henner is best known for her acting careerin film and TV, particularly the series Taxi, along with her series of health and fitness books.
Born: April 6, 1952
Age: 61 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1928 | 85 years old
Academic, Biologist, Geneticist, ...
U.S. Representative / 1956 -
Michele Bachmann is a congresswoman best known for her conservative Tea Party politics, and her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
1956 | 57 years old
Died on This Day
Died: April 6, 1998
Age: 55 years old
Place: Nashville, Tennessee , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Architect, Painter / 1483 - 1520
A leading figure of Italian High Renaissance classicism, Raphael is best known for his "Madonnas," including the Sistine Madonna, and for his large figure compositions in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome.
1520 | 37 years old
1970 | 46 years old
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