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
Irving Berlin copyrights the biggest pop song of the early 20th century, "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill granting statehood to Hawaii.
Neil Young scores the only number one single of his career with the song "Heart of Gold."
Born on This Day
Film Actress, Television Actress, Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Rapper, Singer / 1970 -
Queen Latifah is an American rapper, record producer and actress known for her roles in the films Set it Off, Bone Collector, Last Holiday and Chicago.
Born: March 18, 1970
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1932 | 76 years old
Lawyer, World Leader / 1936 -
F.W. de Klerk was president of South Africa from 1989 to 1994, during which time he worked with Nelson Mandela to successfully end the country's apartheid system of racial segregation.
1936 | 77 years old
Lawyer, World Leader
Mayor, Prime Minister, Government Official / 1869 - 1940
Neville Chamberlain was the British prime minister as England entered World War II. He is known for his policy of "appeasement" toward Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.
Born: March 18, 1869
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Mayor, Prime Minister, ...
1941 | 64 years old
1963 | 50 years old
Died on This Day
Died: March 18, 2009
Age: 45 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Theater Actress, Television Actress
1845 | 70 years old
Director, Television Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1954 - 2008
Anthony Minghella was an Academy Award-winning director best known for his adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient. Released in 1996, the film claimed the Oscar for best picture in 1997.
2008 | 54 years old
Director, Television Producer, ...
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