What's New at On This Day

New Famous People

New Historical Events

  • 2008-02-19 Serzh Sargsyan wins the Armenian Presidential Election
  • 2018-03-18 African American Stephon Clark shot 20 times by police in his Grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, California during vandalism investigation
  • 2018-03-24 Hundreds of protesters shut down special meeting at Sacramento City Hall investigating police shooting of Stephon Clark
  • 2018-03-25 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begins surprise trip to Beijing by train to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping
  • 2018-03-30 Palestinians begin a "Great March of Return", 6 weeks of protests on the Gaza Strip demanding Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to Israel. 19 Palestinians killed, 1,416 injured on the first day.
  • 2018-04-02 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game: Villanova defeat Michigan 79–62 in San Antonio, Texas
  • 2018-04-07 Canadian Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team involved in a bus crash outside Tisdale, Saskatchewan that kills 16
  • 2018-04-08 Hungarian parliamentary election won by right-wing Fidesz–KDNP alliance with Viktor Orbán remaining Prime Minister
  • 2018-04-09 US Senator Tammy Duckworth becomes the first senator to give birth while in office
  • 2018-04-10 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins testifying before US Congress about data use and security
  • 2018-04-16 Desiree Linden becomes the first American to win the women's Boston marathon title since 1985
  • 2018-04-19 Senator Tammy Duckworth is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor
  • 2018-04-23 Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan resigns after 10 years in office after mass protests against him beginning an unconstitutional third term
  • 2018-04-24 Ed Sheeran's "÷" is the best-selling album of 2017, selling 6.1 million copies, according to IFPI
  • 2018-04-24 Streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI

New Famous Birthdays

  • 1847-02-27 Dame Ellen Terry, British Shakespearean actress (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, England (d. 1928)
  • 1937-07-06 Bessie Head, Botswana writer (When Rain Clouds Gather, Maru, A Question of Power), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1986)
  • 1939-04-23 Patrick Williams, American composer, arranger, and conductor, born in Bonne Terre, Missouri
  • 1940-04-20 Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1942-04-19 Edwin "Eddie" Kramer, Suth African recording producer and engineer (the Beatles, David Bowie, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1945-04-19 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer and co-founder and guitarist for We Five, born in Riverside County, California (d. 2002)
  • 1945-04-19 Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), born in Pendleton, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • 1947-04-19 Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (the Turtles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-04-20 Ken Scott, British record producer and engineer (The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd), born in London, England
  • 1949-04-18 Andrew Powell, British composer, performer, and music producer (Donovan, Kate Bush- "The Kick Inside"), born in Surrey, England
  • 1950-04-19 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-01-23 Chesley Sullenberger III, American pilot (successfully executed emergency landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River), born in Denison, Texas
  • 1954-06-30 Serzh Sargsyan, Armenian politician, President of Armenia (2008-18), born in Stepanakert, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1968-04-23 Charles Stanton "Stan" Frazier, American musician, record producer, songwriter and restauranteur (Sugar Ray), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1969-04-20 Jan van Halst, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

New Famous Weddings

  • 2018-01-08 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef
  • 2018-01-09 Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida
  • 2018-02-03 Actor John Stamos (Full House) weds model Caitlin Mchugh at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California
  • 2018-02-14 Comedian Amy Schumer weds chef Chris Fischer in Malibu
  • 2018-03-03 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

New Famous Divorces

  • 2001-08-08 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman divorce after 10 years of marriage
  • 2006-10-19 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), dies at 79
  • 2015-07-20 County singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years of marriage

New Famous Deaths

  • 1910-12-31 John Bevins Moisant, American pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him, dies at 42
  • 1935-11-08 Hans Windisch, German New Testament scholar, dies at 54
  • 1975-01-21 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1976-07-18 Sally Salminen, Finnish writer (Katrina), dies at 70
  • 1977-11-09 Fred Haney, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 1980-07-14 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), dies at 49
  • 1986-06-27 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 1995-10-07 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • 2000-07-18 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), dies at 71
  • 2001-09-20 Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of Venezuela (1953-58), dies at 87
  • 2002-11-13 Michael “Mike” Stewart, American music producer, co-founder and guitarist for We Five (Let's Get Together), commits suicide at 57
  • 2006-05-17 Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), dies at 61
  • 2012-03-10 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, dies at 92
  • 2015-01-10 imothy Lee Drummond, American musician, dies at 74
  • 2017-09-19 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), dies at 86