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
Analyze this: Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud opens his practice in Vienna, eventually focusing on the “talking cure” for patients.
The Yankees and player Joe DiMaggio agree on a $25,000 one-year contract—an impressive sum at that time.
Named after astronomer Edwin Hubble, the Hubble telescope is deployed from the space shuttle Discovery.
Whitewater prosecutors question U.S. first lady Hillary Clinton about her involvement in the failed savings and loan at the center of the investigation.
English merchant-turned-author Daniel Defoe publishes his castaway tale Robinson Crusoe.
The play The Lion of the West, which celebrates the life and exploits of frontiersman Davy Crockett, opens in New York City.
Race car driver Mario Andretti wins his first race. Andretti, 19, drives his family's '48 Hudson at his hometown speedway in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Jimi Hendrix's 1968 Fender Stratocaster, which he played at Woodstock, is sold for $334,620- the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction.
Born on This Day
Born: April 25, 1940
Age: 73 years old
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Director
1969 | 44 years old
Film Actress, Producer
1599 | 59 years old
Born: April 25, 1917
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States
1976 | 37 years old
1911 | 55 years old
Died on This Day
Died: April 25, 2009
Age: 86 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Actress
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Dancer, Pin-up / 1911 - 1995
Ginger Rogers was a prolific Oscar-winning actress, singer and dancer who was revered for her cinematic footwork with Fred Astaire.
1995 | 83 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1878 | 58 years old
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