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
Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The Magellan spacecraft—named after Ferdinand Magellan, the first explorer to circle the earth—becomes the first spacecraft to be launched by a space shuttle.
Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrives at what will be known as the Hudson River.
LeBron James wins the NBA's Most Valuable Player honor.
Margaret Thatcher is sworn in as Great Britain's first female prime minister.
Born on This Day
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Philanthropist / 1929 - 1993
Actress Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's, remains one of Hollywood's greatest style icons and one of the world's most successful actresses.
Born: May 4, 1929
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1970 | 43 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
Entrepreneur, Model, Reality Television Star / 1975 -
Kimora Lee Simmons is a former model, ex-wife to Russell Simmons, creator of a fashion line called Baby Phat and star of her own reality TV show.
1975 | 38 years old
Entrepreneur, Model, ...
Born: May 4, 1958
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Activist, Artist
1967 | 46 years old
Theater Actress, Television Actress
1979 | 34 years old
Died on This Day
Died: May 4, 2012
Age: 47 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
2009 | 75 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
2011 | 88 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
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profile name: Henry Mancini profile occupation: Conductor
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profile name: LeBron James profile occupation: Basketball Player
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profile name: Margaret Thatcher profile occupation: Prime Minister
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profile name: Maximilien de Robespierre profile occupation: Journalist
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profile name: Mary Mahoney profile occupation: Nurse
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profile name: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla profile occupation: Political Leader
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