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
President Abraham Lincoln signs an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia, marking an important step toward full emancipation.
Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Party, returns to Petrograd after a decade of exile to lead the Russian Revolution.
Walter Cronkite begins working as an anchor for the CBS Evening News.
The FCC issues a warning to radio shock-jock Howard Stern and Infinity Broadcasting over programming that is deemed "patently offensive."
Born on This Day
Born: April 16, 1889
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
1927 | 86 years old
1971 | 23 years old
Born: April 16, 1965
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
1947 | 66 years old
1867 | 45 years old
Died on This Day
Died: April 16, 2002
Age: 55 years old
Place: Thousand Oaks, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
Director, Producer, Screenwriter / 1908 - 1991
David Lean was a British director and screenwriter best known for his spectacular cinematography and adaptations of Charles Dickens classics, including Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948).
1991 | 83 years old
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
1994 | 80 years old
Educator, Literary Critic, ...
Died: April 16, 1828
Age: 82 years old
Place: Bordeaux , France
Occupation: Illustrator, Painter
Historian, Academic Author, Journalist, Government Official / 1805 - 1859Alexis de Tocqueville was a French historian and political scientist best known for his early work on the American political system Democracy in America.
1859 | 53 years old
Historian, Academic Author, ...
1850 | 88 years old
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