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
George Washington is unanimously elected as the first president of the United States.
Walt Disney's animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is released in theaters nationwide and becomes a huge box-office success.
John Madden is named head coach of the Oakland Raiders, making him, at age 32, the youngest head coach in the American Football League.
Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook while still an undergrad at Harvard.
Born on This Day
Born: February 4, 1913
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist
1940 | 74 years old
Women's Rights Activist, Journalist / 1921 - 2006
Writer, feminist and women's rights activist Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique (1963) and co-founded the National Organization for Women.
1921 | 85 years old
Women's Rights Activist, Journalist
Born: February 4, 1902
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Occupation: Inventor, Pilot, Writer
1918 | 77 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1973 | 41 years old
Died on This Day
Died: February 4, 1987
Age: 67 years old
Place: Palm Springs, California , United States
2005 | 87 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Actor, ...
1975 | 66 years old
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