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
Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech and discusses the status of the Confederate States as well as his plan for restoring them to their place in the Union.
Writer and activist Dorothy Parker resigns as drama critic of The New Yorker, though she continues to contribute to the magazine for another 32 years.
Commander James A. Lovell Jr. and his fellow astronauts launch the infamous Apollo 13 mission, which would experience a major malfunction two days later.
Cher receives an Academy Award for best actress for her work in Moonstruck. The film also wins Oscars for best original screenplay and best supporting actress (Olympia Dukakis).
White audience members attack singer Nat King Cole on the stage of a Birmingham, Alabama, theater.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan returns to the White House from the hospital after recovering from an assassination attempt just 12 days before.
Ben Kingsley wins an Academy Award for best actor—and international fame—for his role in Gandhi. The film also wins Oscars for best picture and best director (Richard Attenborough).
Born on This Day
Born: April 11, 1987
Age: 26 years old
Birthplace: Dover, England
Occupation: Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer
1928 | 85 years old
1926 | 87 years old
Business Leader, Murderer
Died on This Day
Died: April 11, 2007
Age: 84 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
1834 | 66 years old
1839 | 59 years old
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