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
Noah Webster's first edition of An American Dictionary of the English Language is published.
The RMS Titanic, principally designed by Thomas Andrews, begins to sink into the icy waters of the North Atlantic after it collides with an iceberg.
David Bowie releases his blockbuster album Let's Dance.
Born on This Day
Born: April 14, 1977
Age: 36 years old
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
1941 | 72 years old
1968 | 45 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Born: April 14, 1932
Age: 81 years old
Birthplace: Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
1866 | 70 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Talk Show Host / 1957 - 2007
Actor Richard Jeni was best known as a popular stand-up comedian, appearing often on television comedy shows, including a few of his own HBO comedy specials.
1957 | 49 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Philosopher, Women's Rights Activist, Academic Author, Journalist / 1908 - 1986
French writer Simone de Beauvoir laid the foundation for the modern feminist movement. Also an existentialist philosopher, she had a romance with Jean-Paul Sartre.
Died: April 14, 1986
Age: 78 years old
Place: Paris , France
Occupation: Philosopher, Women's Rights Activist, ...
2007 | 76 years old
1912 | 46 years old
Environmental Activist, Biologist, Academic Author, Journalist / 1907 - 1964
Rachel Carson was a marine biologist, environmentalist and writer who alerted the world to the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides.
Died: April 14, 1964
Age: 56 years old
Place: Silver Spring, Maryland , United States
Occupation: Environmental Activist, Biologist, ...
1759 | 74 years old
1995 | 85 years old
Film Actor, Singer
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