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
Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to U.S. government troops after 30 years of fighting to protect his tribe's homeland.
George Eastman registers his trademark, Kodak, and receives a patent for his roll-film camera.
American swimmer Mark Spitz, in Munich, Germany, becomes the first athlete to win seven gold medals in a single Olympic Games.
Texas native Kelly Clarkson wins the first season of American Idol and a record contract after millions of Americans phone in votes for her.
President Harry S. Truman makes a speech at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference that’s broadcast across the nation. It is the first live coast-to-coast televised program.
In Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II oversees the opening of the Forth Road Bridge, Europe’s longest suspension bridge at the time.
Frank Zappa has his first and only top 40 hit when the satirical record “Valley Girl” enters the pop charts, featuring the voice of his daughter Moon Unit.
Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin is snorkeling near a stingray when he's pierced in the chest by its barb. He dies of cardiac arrest shortly afterwards.
Born on This Day
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Singer / 1981 -
Beyoncé Knowles is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist who's acclaimed for her thrilling vocals, videos and live shows.
Born: September 4, 1981
Age: 32 years old
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Singer
1949 | 64 years old
1960 | 53 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: September 4, 2006
Age: 44 years old
Place: Near Port Douglas, Queensland , Australia
Occupation: Television Personality
1993 | 50 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
Philosopher, Scholar, Doctor, Musician, Missionary, Preacher, Theologian, Journalist / 1875 - 1965Albert Schweitzer was Alsatian-German theologian, philosopher, organist, and mission doctor in equatorial Africa, whose goal was the Brotherhood of Nations.
1965 | 90 years old
Philosopher, Scholar, Doctor, ...
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