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
President James Polk signs legislation that makes Texas the 28th state in the union.
Irish writer James Joyce publishes his semiautobiographical novel Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Jane Pauley makes her final appearance as host of NBC's Today show.
New York Governor Mario Cuomo grants clemency to convicted murderer Jean Harris. She receives the news on the way to heart bypass surgery.
Playwright Federico García Lorca's modern tragedy Yerma premieres in Madrid.
Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert refuses to release Babe Ruth from his contract, costing Ruth the opportunity to manage the Cincinnati Reds.
Bear Bryant leads Alabama to one last victory in his final game as head coach, defeating Illinois 21-15 at the Liberty Bowl.
An underage Christian Slater is arrested for drunk driving in Los Angeles with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
Born on This Day
Born: December 29, 1947
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Occupation: Environmental Activist, Actor
1972 | 41 years old
1938 | 75 years old
Born: December 29, 1936
Age: 77 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
1946 | 67 years old
1967 | 46 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 29, 1986
Age: 82 years old
Place: Davenport, Iowa , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1916 | 47 years old
1995 | 87 years old
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