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's funeral train leaves Washington, D.C., traveling through 180 cities and seven states before arriving in his home state of Illinois.
Groucho Marx wins the George Foster Peabody Award for his radio show You Bet Your Life.
Singer Jennifer Hudson is voted off American Idol. The dejected finalist goes on to win a Grammy and an Oscar.
Born on This Day
Born: April 21, 1926
Age: 87 years old
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
1935 | 78 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1816 | 38 years old
Born: April 21, 1947
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Occupation: Drummer, Guitarist, Singer
1958 | 55 years old
Film Actress, Model
1980 | 33 years old
Died on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Pianist, Singer, Journalist / 1933 - 2003Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s. A civil rights activist, she wrote songs promoting the Civil Rights Movement.
Died: April 21, 2003
Age: 70 years old
Place: Carry-le-Rouet , France
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Pianist, ...
1946 | 62 years old
1910 | 74 years old
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