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
Entrepreneur and philanthropist J.C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
At age 21, pro golfer Tiger Woods becomes the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament. He also sets a record by finishing 18 under par.
A judge sentences Dr. Jack Kevorkian to 10 to 25 years in prison after he is convicted of murder for his role in the euthanasia death of Thomas Youk.
Ian Fleming's first novel, Casino Royale, is published, introducing the world to fictional spy James Bond.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear scientist and former director of the WW II Manhattan Project, is accused of being a Communist.
Pope John Paul II, condemning acts of anti-Semitism, visits Rome's central synagogue. It is the first recorded papal visit to a synagogue.
Wolverine a.k.a. Hugh Jackman is assaulted in a NYC gym by a woman who throws a pubic hair-filled razor at him.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor / 1939 -Brooklyn born actor Paul Sorvino has acted on stage, on television and in film and is best known for his role as Henry Kissinger in Nixon (1995).
Born: April 13, 1939
Age: 74 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1906 | 83 years old
1866 | 43 years old
Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Governor, Government Official / 1743 - 1826
Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.
Born: April 13, 1743
Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Diplomat, U.S. President, ...
1519 | 69 years old
1963 | 50 years old
Died on This Day
Died: April 23, 1605
Age: 54 years old
Place: Moscow , Russia
Occupation: Political Leader
1941 | 77 years old
1966 | 81 years old
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