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
Frédéric Chopin plays his last concert in Paris. A year later he dies from tuberculosis.
DuPont chemist W. H. Carothers receives a patent for nylon, the first synthetic fiber.
At age 25, race car driver Jeff Gordon becomes the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history.
Born on This Day
Born: February 16, 1935
Birthplace: Detriot, Michigan, United States
Occupation: Singer, U.S. Representative
1941 | 70 years old
Actor, Director, Television Personality, Television Producer / 1957 -
LeVar Burton is an actor known chiefly for starring in Roots, hosting Reading Rainbow and appearing on the iconic sci-fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
1957 | 57 years old
Actor, Director, ...
Born: February 16, 1958
Age: 56 years old
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
1959 | 55 years old
1989 | 25 years old
Died on This Day
Died: February 16, 1990
Age: 31 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Activist, Artist
1924 | 57 years old
1823 | 64 years old
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