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
"The British are coming!" Paul Revere shouts during his famous ride from Boston to Concord, MA, to warn colonists of the advancing invaders.
Alex Haley wins a Pulitzer Prize for Roots, part novel, part historical account that was a groundbreaking look at American slavery and African ancestry.
The National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer, Wayne Gretzky, plays his last game.
Gene Autry records the popular song "Back in the Saddle Again," which is included several decades later on the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack.
Writer and Mussolini supporter Ezra Pound is freed from a 13-year hospital stay at St. Elizabeth’s, where he was imprisoned for treason.
The Senate approves a treaty backed by President Jimmy Carter to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the U.S. to Panama.
Born on This Day
Born: April 18, 1963
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Comedian, Talk Show Host
1947 | 66 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
1857 | 80 years old
Born: April 18, 1984
Age: 29 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Activist, Film Actress, ...
1987 | 26 years old
Died on This Day
Died: April 18, 1955
Age: 76 years old
Place: Princeton, New Jersey , United States
1823 | 71 years old
Business Leader, U.S. Representative
1945 | 44 years old
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