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
African American teen Emmett Till enters a store in Mississippi and comes into contact with a white female clerk. Four days later he will be murdered.
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly nonstop across the United States.
The Microsoft Corporation, founded by Bill Gates, introduces the Windows 95 computer operating system during a party for 2,000 industry dignitaries.
The Gutenberg Bible printing is completed; it is the first edition of a bible created by a movable printing press, an invention by Johannes Gutenberg.
Charlotte Rae's Diff'rent Strokes character moves to Peekskill, New York, with the premiere of the spinoff, The Facts of Life. The show will run for nine seasons.
Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose accepts a lifetime ban from professional baseball following a scandal in which he was accused of betting on his own games.
Singer Katy Perry releases Teenage Dream. The album spawns a slew of pop hits, including the title track, “California Gurls,” “E.T.” and “Fireworks.”
Born on This Day
Born: August 24, 1973
Age: 40 years old
Birthplace: , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1988 | 25 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
1960 | 53 years old
Born: August 24, 1965
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: Morton Grove, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
1952 | 61 years old
Coach, Football Player
1952 | 61 years old
Died on This Day
Actor, Songwriter, Singer, Trumpet Player / 1911 - 1978
Louis Prima was an influential jazz trumpeter, singer and composer known for songs like "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Angelina," "Buona Sera" and "Jump, Jive an' Wail."
Died: August 24, 1978
Age: 66 years old
Place: New Orleans, Louisiana , United States
Occupation: Actor, Songwriter, Singer, ...
1998 | 84 years old
2004 | 78 years old
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