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
Henry Ford constructs an internal combustion engine and completes his first successful test in his kitchen sink.
President Calvin Coolidge lights up the first national Christmas tree to grace the grounds of the White House.
Dictator Saddam Hussein announces Tel Aviv as a prime target if there is war in the Persian Gulf, with Israel promising retaliation.
Singer Enrico Caruso delivers the final performance of his career at the Metropolitan Opera House.
The glam metal band Poison, fronted by singer Bret Michaels, hits number one with "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."
Born on This Day
Born: December 24, 1905
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
1927 | 85 years old
1809 | 58 years old
Explorer, Folk Hero, Military Leader
Born: December 24, 1971
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: San Juan
1922 | 67 years old
Film Actress, Pin-up
1957 | 55 years old
Died on This Day
Died: December 24, 1524
Age: 64 years old
Place: Cochin , India
2008 | 78 years old
Activist, Playwright, Poet, ...
1984 | 61 years old
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profile name: Bret Michaels profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Caspar Weinberger profile occupation: Lawyer
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profile name: George H.W. Bush profile occupation: Diplomat
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profile name: Rickey Henderson profile occupation: Baseball Player
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profile name: Leonel Fernández Reyna profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Ernesto Zedillo profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Venustiano Carranza profile occupation: World Leader
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