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
On a balcony overlooking New York City's Wall Street, George Washington is inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
Scientist J.J. Thomson announces his discovery of the electron.
Anne Frank's diary is published in English, recounting the time she spent in hiding from Nazi forces during the Holocaust.
Ellen DeGeneres' character on her sitcom Ellen comes out as a lesbian.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published. The historic work of literary fiction is set in the time of the French Revolution.
The final episode of comedian Bill Cosby's sitcom The Cosby Show airs.
Professional tennis player Monica Seles is stabbed by a deranged man in Germany.
Born on This Day
Born: April 30, 1982
Age: 31 years old
Birthplace: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1923 | 82 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1933 | 80 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Songwriter, ...
Died on This Day
Died: April 30, 1983
Age: 68 years old
Place: Westmont, Illinois , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1883 | 51 years old
1926 | 33 years old
Died: April 30, 1945
Age: 56 years old
Place: Berlin , Germany
Occupation: Military Leader, Dictator
Model / 1912 - 1945
Eva Braun was the mistress and later the wife of Adolf Hitler. Braun and Hitler killed themselves on April 30, 1945, the day after their wedding—an decided alternative to falling into the hands of enemy troops.
1945 | 33 years old
1921 | 82 years old
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