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
Senator Strom Thurmond ends the longest filibuster in Senate history, 24 hours and 18 minutes, after an unsuccessful attempt to end the Civil Rights Bill of 1957.
Poet Robert Frost begins a goodwill tour of the USSR as part of the U.S. State Department’s efforts to ease Cold War relations.
Twenty-four-year-old Arnold Palmer wins the U.S. Amateur golf championship, establishing a name for himself in the world of professional golf.
John F. Kennedy Jr., who failed the bar two times before passing, wins his first law case as an assistant district attorney.
Pope John Paul II endorses organ donation and adult stem cell studies, but condemns human cloning and embryo experiments.
Born on This Day
Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer / 1958 - 2009
Singer-songwriter Michael Jackson's award-winning career as the King of Pop transformed the face of pop music and popular culture. He released the best-selling album in history, Thriller, in 1982. He died unexpectedly in 2009.
Born: August 29, 1958
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
1986 | 27 years old
Theater Actress, Television Actress, ...
1936 | 77 years old
Born: August 29, 1915
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1917 - 2004
Isabel Sanford was an American actress, best known for her role as Louise "Weezy" Jefferson on the hit television sitcoms All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
1917 | 86 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1920 | 34 years old
Died on This Day
Died: August 29, 1987
Age: 63 years old
Place: Tucson, Arizona , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1976 | 50 years old
1982 | 67 years old
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