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
Caught in the politics of the Cold War, internationally acclaimed actor and singer Paul Robeson loses his court appeal to get a passport.
Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her partner, actress Portia de Rossi, marry at their home in Beverly Hills.
President John Tyler is burned in effigy in one of the most violent protests held near the White House. In response, the capital creates its own police force.
Joe Frazier makes his pro boxing debut. He will go 11-0 in his first year, with all of his victories by knockout.
Usain Bolt, aka "the fastest man in the world," sets a 100-meter record of 9.58 seconds in Berlin.
Born on This Day
Born: August 16, 1958
Age: 54 years old
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States
1962 | 50 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1954 | 58 years old
Born: August 16, 1960
Age: 52 years old
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
1920 | 73 years old
1933 | 79 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: August 16, 1977
Age: 42 years old
Place: Memphis, Tennessee , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Singer
1956 | 73 years old
1949 | 48 years old
Died: August 16, 1948
Age: 53 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Baseball Player
2003 | 78 years old
Military Leader, World Leader
1938 | 27 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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