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
"Symphony 102 in B flat major" by Franz Joseph Haydn premieres.
Idi Amin declares himself president of Uganda after leading a military coup.
Barbra Streisand scores her first Billboard number one single for "The Way We Were," written for her movie of the same name.
South African President F. W. de Klerk lifts the 30-year ban on the leading anti-apartheid group the African National Congress.
Silent-movie comedian Buster Keaton is fired from MGM Studios because of excessive alcohol abuse.
Vince Lombardi signs a five-year contract to coach the Green Bay Packers.
40-year-old designer Alexander Mcqueen, famous for his exhilarating runway shows, commits suicide in his London apartment one day before his mother’s funeral.
Born on This Day
Born: February 2, 1977
Age: 36 years old
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
1882 | 58 years old
1947 | 62 years old
Born: February 2, 1905
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
1954 | 59 years old
Children's Activist, Model
1861 | 88 years old
Died on This Day
Died: February 2, 1979
Age: 21 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Bassist, Singer
1969 | 81 years old
1996 | 83 years old
Film Actor, Dancer
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