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
Abolitionist Horace Greeley launches the first issue of the New York Tribune, which would become the U.S.’s most influential newspaper for over 30 years.
William Sydney Porter, under the pen name O. Henry, publishes a collection of short stories, including the classic "The Gift of the Magi."
The Brooklyn Dodgers' president announces Jackie Robinson has been signed to the team, making him the first African-American major league baseball player.
Madonna kicks off The Virgin Tour, her first ever, at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
Millvina Dean boards the RMS Titanic in Southampton, England. She is the luxury liner's youngest passenger.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is published, which will eventually be seen as one of the defining portraits of the "Roaring Twenties."
Born on This Day
Born: April 10, 1984
Age: 29 years old
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Singer
1794 | 63 years old
Military Leader, Diplomat
1930 | 83 years old
Children's Activist, ...
Born: April 10, 1936
Age: 77 years old
Birthplace: Austin, Minnesota, United States
Occupation: Coach, Television Personality
1951 | 62 years old
Film Actor, Martial Arts Expert
1847 | 64 years old
Business Leader, Publisher
Died on This Day
Comedian / 1953 - 1992
Sam Kinison was an American comedian best known for his crass humor and trademark scream. The Grammy-nominated comedian received his first break from fellow comedian Rodney Dangerfield.
Died: April 10, 1992
Age: 38 years old
Place: Needles, California , United States
1931 | 48 years old
Illustrator, Journalist, Author, Poet
Military Leader / 1879 - 1919
Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920), during which he formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important revolutionary brigade. Followers of Zapata were known as Zapatistas.
1919 | 39 years old
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