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
Biologist Charles Darwin sets sail on the HMS Beagle for a five-year exploratory voyage that takes him to the Galapagos Islands.
The play Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie, makes its debut in London.
Actress Mae West performs an Adam and Eve sketch on NBC radio that gets her banned.
William Butler Yeats' play On Baile's Strand premieres at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
CBS airs the final episode of The Carol Burnett Show, a short-lived series recalling the comedian's 1970s variety show.
Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts breaks the single-season touchdown pass record.
Born on This Day
Born: December 27, 1901
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Occupation: Film Actress
Film Actor / 1948 -
French film actor Gérard Depardieu was known for his portrayal of sensitive but masculine characters. He has appeared in both French and American films, including 1900, The Last Metro and Green Card.
1948 | 64 years old
1822 | 72 years old
Inventor, Doctor, Chemist
Died on This Day
Died: December 27, 2007
Age: 54 years old
Place: Rawalpindi , Pakistan
Occupation: Prime Minister
1981 | 82 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
2002 | 81 years old
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