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
Austrian Emperor Charles VI creates a law to allow succession by a female heir if there are no living sons, paving the way for his daughter Maria Theresa to inherit the throne upon his death in 1740.
Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to make a solo flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City.
Timothy McVeigh sets off a massive bomb explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, resulting in the death of 168 people.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is released, starring and written by Nia Vardalos. The film eventually goes on to earn $240 million at the box office.
Actress Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity charges in connection to her play Sex, which she starred in, wrote, produced and directed.
NASA announces California-born astrophysicist Sally Ride will be the nation's first female astronaut.
Born on This Day
Born: April 19, 1978
Age: 35 years old
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
1987 | 26 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up / 1933 - 1967
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress best known for her bombshell curves and roles in films during the 1950s and '60s.
1933 | 34 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Born: April 19, 1979
Age: 34 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1935 | 66 years old
1968 | 45 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: April 19, 1882
Age: 73 years old
Place: Downe , England
1906 | 46 years old
Academic, Chemist, Physicist
1871 | 50 years old
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