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
The Soviet Union's Communist Party endorses Mikhail Gorbachev's proposal that the party give up its 70-year-long monopoly on political power.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide becomes Haiti's first democratically elected president.
Boxer Mike Tyson testifies in the rape trial of Desiree Washington. He is later convicted of her rape.
Born on This Day
Born: February 7, 1812
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1885 | 65 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer / 1965 -
Former Saturday Night Live castmember Chris Rock has appeared in such films as Bad Company and is the creator of the television show Everybody Hates Chris.
1965 | 48 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Film Actor, Television Actor, Producer, Television Producer / 1978 -
Ashton Kutcher's first acting gig, playing Kelso on That '70s Show, led him to roles in films like Guess Who, A Lot Like Love, The Guardian, No Strings Attached and Jobs. The actor, model and producer married Demi Moore in 2005.
Born: February 7, 1978
Age: 35 years old
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Philosopher, Lawyer, Political Leader, Saint, Journalist / 1478 - 1535
Thomas More is known for his 1516 book Utopia and for his untimely death in 1535, after refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. He was canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint in 1935.
1478 | 57 years old
Philosopher, Lawyer, ...
1962 | 51 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: February 7, 2001
Age: 94 years old
Place: Passumpsic, Vermont , United States
Occupation: Pilot, Journalist, Author
1979 | 67 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Television Personality / 1912 - 2001
Dale Evans was the longtime screen partner and wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers. She wrote several hit songs, including "Happy Trails to You."
2001 | 88 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
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profile name: Mike Tyson profile occupation: Boxer
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profile name: Manuel Noriega profile occupation: Murderer
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