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
As Emperor Nero struggles to regain control of the Roman Empire, an earthquake shakes the city of Pompeii.
Comedian Charlie Chaplin releases Modern Times, the last movie of the silent-film era.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the first NBA player to score 38,000 career points.
Madonna performs during the halftime break at Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.
Born on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Baseball Player / 1934 -
Considered one of the best baseball players of all time, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home-run record when he hit his 715th home run in 1974. He later set a new MLB record with 755 career home runs.
Born: February 5, 1934
Age: 80 years old
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Baseball Player
1985 | 29 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress / 1964 -
Laura Linney is an American actress known for performances in such films as Lorenzo's Oil and Hyde Park on Hudson, and for her starring role on the television series The Big C.
1964 | 50 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Born: February 5, 1914
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1962 | 52 years old
1948 | 66 years old
Film Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Died on This Day
Died: February 5, 1977
Age: 81 years old
Place: Southampton, New York , United States
1972 | 84 years old
Director, Producer, Screenwriter / 1909 - 1993
American producer, director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz was known for creating memorable characters. He worked with many major Hollywood stars.
1993 | 83 years old
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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