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
A charter is granted to William Penn for land that will later become Pennsylvania.
Serving as Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins becomes the first female member of the U.S. Cabinet.
Jackie Robinson is the first black TV network executive when he becomes director of community activities for NBC's New York stations.
Martha Stewart is released from prison after serving five months for lying about the sale of ImClone Systems stock.
Gottlieb Daimler from the Daimler company test drives the company's first gasoline-engine motor car.
Willard Libby achieves his first success in determining the age of a sample using carbon-14 dating.
Ernest Hemingway completes his novel The Old Man and the Sea.
Robert Mugabe wins the Zimbabwe election, becoming the nation's first black prime minister.
Born on This Day
Born: March 4, 1958
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Bay Village, Ohio, United States
Occupation: Theater Actress, Television Actress
1982 | 31 years old
1888 | 43 years old
Coach, Football Player
Born: March 4, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Activist, Actor/Actress, Writer
1678 | 63 years old
Educator, Songwriter, Priest
1968 | 45 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: March 4, 1994
Age: 43 years old
Place: Durango , Mexico
Occupation: Film Actor
1999 | 90 years old
Supreme Court Justice
1986 | 81 years old
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