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
Galileo Galilei demonstrates his telescope to the lawmakers of Venice.
Bruce Springsteen's third album, Born to Run, is released, launching him to worldwide fame.
Steve Jobs, on medical leave since January 2011 due to pancreatic cancer, resigns as CEO of Apple.
President Andrew Jackson makes an offer to purchase Texas from Mexico but is refused.
Defense Secretary Robert McNamara concedes that the U.S. bombing campaign has little effect on North Vietnam's "war-making capability."
Mark McGwire's scores the first home run of his career in an 8-4 Oakland A's victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Carl Lewis runs the men's 100-meter race in 9.86 seconds, winning his third straight world title.
Born on This Day
Actor, Producer / 1930 -
Academy Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for playing "007" in the first James Bond spy movies and Indiana Jones's father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Born: August 25, 1930
Age: 83 years old
Birthplace: Fountainbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor, Producer
1958 | 55 years old
Illustrator, Painter, Director, ...
1931 | 82 years old
Entrepreneur, Chef, Philanthropist, Television Personality / 1968 -
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray has hosted Food Network shows, authored lots of cookbooks, and has her own nationally syndicated television talk show, Rachael Ray.
Born: August 25, 1968
Age: 45 years old
Birthplace: Glen Falls, New York, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Chef, Philanthropist, ...
1976 | 37 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
1954 | 59 years old
Died on This Day
Died: August 25, 2012
Age: 82 years old
Place: Cincinnati, Ohio , United States
Occupation: Astronaut, Explorer, Pilot
Anthropologist, Educator, Biologist, Zoologist, Academic Author, Journalist / 1894 - 1956
Biologist Alfred Kinsey wrote Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which was based on research he and his colleagues conducted at the Institute for Sex Research.
1956 | 62 years old
Anthropologist, Educator, Biologist, ...
2009 | 77 years old
Died: August 25, 1984
Age: 59 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
2001 | 22 years old
Film Actress, Singer
Philosopher, Scholar / 1844 - 1900
Influential German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is known for his writings on good and evil, the end of religion in modern society and the concept of a "super-man."
1900 | 55 years old
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