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
Barbra Streisand appears in her first-ever TV special, My Name Is Barbra.
Heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali cites religious reasons for refusing the U.S. Army's attempt to induct him. He is stripped of his title.
French President Charles de Gaulle resigns after a referendum he supports on government reform is defeated.
Soviet leader Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev's government admits to a major nuclear accident at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine.
Acclaimed rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Born on This Day
Born: April 28, 1974
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
World Leader / 1954 - 2013
Hugo Chávez served as president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. During his presidency, he sold oil to Cuba and resisted efforts to stop narcotic trafficking in Columbia, and subsequently strained relations with the United States.
1954 | 58 years old
1981 | 32 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Born: April 28, 1950
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Occupation: Talk Show Host
1937 | 69 years old
1941 | 72 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: April 28, 1945
Age: 61 years old
Place: Mezzegra , Italy
Civil Rights Activist, Legal Professional / 1922 - 1991Floyd B. McKissick was the first black recipient of a law degree from the University of North Carolina. He specialized in civil rights cases.
1991 | 69 years old
Civil Rights Activist, ...
1934 | 47 years old
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