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
Roman Holiday premieres in New York City. It is Audrey Hepburn's first starring role, for which she earns an Academy Award for Best Actress.
The band Pearl Jam, featuring lead vocalist Eddie Vedder, releases its first album, Ten, through Epic Records.
The Democratic Party nominates Senator Barack Obama to run for president of the United States.
Brooklyn Dodgers left-hander Sandy Koufax strikes out 14 Cincinnati Reds. The two teams combined for a record-setting 23 strikeouts that night.
Teenager Edmund Kemper shoots his grandparents with a rifle, then calls and confesses the crime to his mother.
Quarterback Michael Vick pleads guilty to felony charges of dogfighting and is suspended indefinitely without pay from the National Football League.
Born on This Day
Born: August 27, 1952
Age: 60 years old
Birthplace: Peeskill, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
1890 | 86 years old
Painter, Photographer, Filmmaker
1961 | 51 years old
Fashion Designer, Filmmaker
Born: August 27, 1908
Birthplace: Stonewall, Texas, United States
Occupation: U.S. President, U.S. Vice President
1899 | 66 years old
1969 | 43 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: August 27, 1990
Age: 35 years old
Place: East Troy, Wisconsin , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist / 1868 - 1963
W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the most important African-American activists during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the NAACP and supported Pan-Africanism.
1963 | 95 years old
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, ...
1964 | 59 years old
Film Actress, Comedian, Singer
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