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
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs legislation that brings Prohibition to an end.
Lorraine Hansberry becomes the first black American to receive the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun, her first play.
John Wayne wins his first and only Oscar for his role in True Grit.
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is shot in the nose by Violet Gibson. He survives, and she is deported to Britain.
Golfer Jack Nicklaus becomes the youngest player to win the Masters Tournament at 23 years old.
Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center and its director are indicted on obscenity charges for an exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe's work.
Mary Bono, widow of singer Sonny Bono, wins a special election in California to serve out the remainder of her husband's congressional term.
Born on This Day
Born: April 7, 1954
Age: 59 years old
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
Occupation: Film Actor, Martial Arts Expert
Director, Producer, Screenwriter / 1939 -
Director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola is best known for creating The Godfather film series starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.
1939 | 74 years old
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
1964 | 49 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Born: April 7, 1915
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1770 | 80 years old
1928 | 85 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
Died on This Day
Died: April 7, 1947
Age: 83 years old
Place: Dearborn, Michigan , United States
1891 | 80 years old
1972 | 43 years old
Organized Crime Boss
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