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
Actor and director Clint Eastwood is elected mayor of Carmel, California, a small city in Monterey County. He wins by a landslide.
Tennis great and activist Arthur Ashe discloses he has AIDS as the result of a blood transfusion, after learning of a news story slated to reveal his status.
Born on This Day
Born: April 8, 1938
Age: 75 years old
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Occupation: Civil Servant
1955 | 58 years old
1949 | 64 years old
Born: April 8, 1918
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: U.S. First Lady
1946 | 53 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Producer, Screenwriter / 1892 - 1979
Mary Pickford was a legendary silent film actress and was known as "America’s sweetheart." She was a founder of United Artists and helped establish the Academy.
1892 | 87 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: April 8, 1973
Age: 91 years old
Place: Mougins , France
2013 | 70 years old
Singer, Diplomat / 1897 - 1993
Deemed one of the finest contraltos of her time, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955.
1993 | 96 years old
Prime Minister / 1925 - 2013
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office.
Died: April 8, 2013
Age: 87 years old
Occupation: Prime Minister
Artist, Fashion Designer, Musician / 1946 - 2010
Recording artist and fashion designer Malcolm McLaren came to fame as manager of the Sex Pistols. Later, he recorded several albums of his own material.
2010 | 64 years old
Artist, Fashion Designer, Musician
1997 | 49 years old
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