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
Karl Ferdinand Braun demonstrates the cathode ray tube, which would later become a key component of television screens.
The first teddy bear, named for President Theodore Roosevelt, goes on sale.
President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt by an unemployed bricklayer who opens fire with six rounds.
Willie Nelson wins the best male country vocal performance Grammy for Georgia on My Mind.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. wins the Daytona 500 after 20 years of trying.
Adventurer Steve Fossett is declared legally dead, almost half a year after his plane disappeared over the Nevada desert.
Born on This Day
Born: February 15, 1954
Age: 59 years old
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Occupation: Comedian, Television Producer, ...
1874 | 47 years old
1947 | 66 years old
Born: February 15, 1964
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
1882 | 60 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor
1951 | 62 years old
Died on This Day
Film Actor, Television Actor, Pianist, Singer, Television Personality / 1919 - 1965
Nat King Cole became the first African-American performer to host a variety TV series in 1956. He's best known for his soft baritone voice and for singles like "The Christmas Song," "Mona Lisa" and "Nature Boy."
Died: February 15, 1965
Age: 45 years old
Place: Santa Monica, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1984 | 76 years old
1988 | 69 years old
Academic, Inventor, Physicist
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