Actually, there is a way to show events that happened on the current date when you open the program.It's in the "Tips" window. Go to the Utilities menu and choose Preferences. In this window, you'll see a "Show Tips at Startup" option.Make sure that is checked.Now close that window and go to the Help menu and choose "Tip of the day".
You'll see a drop-down list in the lower right corner.Change that to "Family Events" and you'll see an event description with name and date for any individual who is marked as a principal in an event dated today's date.
You can access this "Tip of the Day" at any time while the program is opened to quickly see events that happened today.Click the "Next Event" button to cycle through events if there is more than one that happened on today's date.
With the "Show Tips on Startup" selected, this window will appear each time you start UFT.