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
John Denver scores his first No. 1 hit with "Sunshine On My Shoulders."
Marlee Matlin wins a Best Actress Oscar for her role in Children of a Lesser God.
The Philadelphia 76ers retire number 34 in honor of Charles Barkley.
Born on This Day
Born: March 30, 1945
Age: 68 years old
Birthplace: Surrey, United Kingdom
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1979 | 34 years old
1937 | 76 years old
Film Actor, Director
Born: March 30, 1853
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
1968 | 45 years old
1957 | 56 years old
Died on This Day
Died: March 30, 2010
Age: 79 years old
Political Leader, Queen / 1900 - 2002
Queen Elizabeth was the Queen consort of King George VI until his death in 1952. She is best known for her moral support to the British people during WWII and her longevity.
2002 | 101 years old
Political Leader, Queen
Scholar, Critic, Radio Personality, Television Personality, Journalist / 1908 - 2004
Alistair Cooke was a British-born journalist who worked in newspaper, radio and television. He hosted television's Masterpiece Theatre.
2004 | 95 years old
Scholar, Critic, Radio Personality, ...
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