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
Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain on a journey that will take him to the present-day Americas.
Charles Dickens's fans rush to dive into the last serial installment of the English author's masterpiece, Great Expectations, released today.
Paul McCartney announces the formation of his new band, Wings.
In a financial coup, Conrad Hilton announces his purchase of 49 percent of the stock in the Statler Hotel chain, considerably increasing his hotel empire.
Richard Buckminster Fuller secures a patent for geodesic structures. His Montreal Biosphere, built in 1967, now serves as a museum.
Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame just before making his debut as a broadcaster for ABC.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, ousted from power after 30 years as ruler, stands trial for corruption and intentionally killing protesters.
Born on This Day
Born: August 3, 1926
Age: 87 years old
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actor, Television Actor, Director / 1940 -
Martin Sheen is an American actor best known for his roles in films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979). He has won numerous awards for his role as President Bartlet on the TV series The West Wing.
1940 | 73 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actor, ...
1977 | 36 years old
Born: August 3, 1941
Age: 72 years old
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
1963 | 50 years old
1953 | 60 years old
Died on This Day
Died: August 3, 1966
Age: 40 years old
Place: Hollywood, California , United States
1964 | 39 years old
1983 | 53 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Writer / 1857 - 1924
The British writer Joseph Conrad is remembered for novels like Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, which drew on his experience as a mariner and addressed profound themes of nature and existence.
Died: August 3, 1924
Age: 66 years old
Place: Canterbury, England , United Kingdom
1996 | 55 years old
Lawyer, Government Official
1995 | 77 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
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