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
The Nutcracker Suite by Piotr Tchaikovsky, premieres in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a film about a flying car starring Dick Van Dyke, premieres in New York City.
The wife and one-year-old daughter of future Vice President Joe Biden are killed in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping in Hockessin, Delaware.
Mongolian warrior Kublai Khan becomes the first non-Chinese emperor of China and establishes the Yuan Dynasty.
Phil Rizzuto becomes the New York Yankees radio and TV announcer.
Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas premieres on CBS.
Born on This Day
Born: December 18, 1963
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
Songwriter, Singer, Television Personality / 1980 -
American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera is best known for the single "Genie In A Bottle" and the controversial, sexually charged album Stripped.
1980 | 32 years old
Songwriter, Singer, ...
1943 | 69 years old
Born: December 18, 1946
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Film Actor, Television Actor, Television Personality / 1954 -
American actor Ray Liotta is best known for his on-the-edge tough-guy characterizations in films like Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas (1992) and No Escape (1994).
1954 | 58 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1978 | 34 years old
Died on This Day
Died: December 18, 1997
Age: 33 years old
Place: Chicago, Illinois , United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
2006 | 95 years old
Illustrator, Television Producer
2011 | 75 years old
World Leader, Playwright
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