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
African-American contralto Marian Anderson gives a free concert at the Lincoln Memorial after being denied the right to perform at D.C.'s Constitution Hall.
Born on This Day
Born: April 9, 1990
Age: 23 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
Civil Rights Activist, Actor, Football Player, Lawyer, Singer / 1898 - 1976
Paul Robeson was an acclaimed 20th century performer known for productions like The Emperor Jones and Othello. He was also an international activist.
1898 | 77 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Actor, ...
1966 | 47 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Born: April 9, 1926
Age: 87 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
1974 | 39 years old
Film Actress, Entrepreneur
1954 | 59 years old
Died on This Day
Died: April 9, 1959
Age: 91 years old
Place: Phoenix, Arizona , United States
1492 | 43 years old
Political Leader, Royalty
1626 | 65 years old
Academic, Lawyer, Political Leader, ...
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