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
Somerset Maugham sets sail for Pago Pago, a voyage that would become the basis for his story "Miss Thompson."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues an executive order establishing the Federal Alcohol Control Administration.
American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted of murdering her British roommate in Italy. In October 2011, she is retried and acquitted.
President Woodrow Wilson boards a ship to attend the Paris Peace Conference.
Warren Beatty directs, writes and stars in Reds, which premieres today. The film earns 12 Oscar nominations; Beatty wins for Best Director.
Actor Gary Busey is nearly killed in a motorcycle accident while driving without a helmet. He suffers brain damage, but survives.
Born on This Day
Born: December 4, 1969
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Rapper
1964 | 48 years old
Dictator / 1892 - 1975Francisco Franco led a successful military rebellion to overthrow the Spanish democratic republic in the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), and he subsequently established his lasting dictatorship.
1892 | 82 years old
Born: December 4, 1949
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1861 | 60 years old
1973 | 39 years old
Entrepreneur, Model, Talk Show Host
Died on This Day
Director, Songwriter, Guitarist, Music Producer / 1940 - 1993
Musician Frank Zappa made more than 60 albums during his career. Flouting convention and fusing musical genres, Zappa's music was often politically charged and intentionally shocking.
Died: December 4, 1993
Age: 52 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Director, Songwriter, Guitarist, ...
Historian, Philosopher, Political Scientist, Scientist, Academic Author, Journalist / 1588 - 1679
Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher in the 17th century, was best known for his book Leviathan (1651) and his political views on society.
1679 | 91 years old
Historian, Philosopher, ...
1975 | 69 years old
Philosopher, Academic Author
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