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
Lou Reed plays his last show with the Velvet Underground.
Bob Barker hosts a special primetime edition of The Price Is Right to celebrate the game show's 25th year on CBS.
Officials dismiss the sexual assault charges in the case against prominent French Socialist politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
George “Machine Gun” Kelly is indicted for kidnapping. He will be sentenced to life imprisonment and will die in a federal penitentiary 20 years later.
Cesar Chavez unites grape and lettuce growers in the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farmworker strike in U.S. history.
Singer Amy Winehouse receives four nominations for England's MOBO Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards.
Born on This Day
Born: August 23, 1951
Age: 62 years old
Birthplace: , United States
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Comedian, Television Personality / 1949 -
Emmy-award winning television and film actress Shelley Long played Diane Chambers on the TV sitcom Cheers and was Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch: The Movie.
1949 | 64 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1946 | 32 years old
Basketball Player / 1978 -
Kobe Bryant is an NBA athlete who's one of the leading players in career points, having earned multiple championship rings. He has also won two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. basketball team.
Born: August 23, 1978
Age: 35 years old
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Basketball Player
1970 | 23 years old
1949 | 64 years old
Television Actor, Songwriter, ...
Died on This Day
Died: August 23, 1926
Age: 31 years old
Place: New York City, New York , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1960 | 65 years old
1995 | 96 years old
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