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
John Bunyan's allegorical novel The Pilgrim's Progress is published.
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published in the United States.
Norwegian skater Sonja Henie wins her 10th straight World Women's figure skating title. After her win, she retires and became a successful film actress.
Born on This Day
Born: February 18, 1954
Age: 60 years old
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
1965 | 49 years old
Music Producer, Rapper
1968 | 46 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Born: February 18, 1931
Age: 83 years old
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, United States
1974 | 40 years old
Entrepreneur, Reality Television Star
1964 | 50 years old
Film Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Died on This Day
General, Political Leader, Emperor / 1215 - 1294
Mongolian general and statesman Kublai Khan was the grandson of Genghis Khan. He conquered China, founding and becoming the first emperor of the country's Yuan Dynasty.
Died: February 18, 1294
Age: 78 years old
Occupation: General, Political Leader, Emperor
1564 | 88 years old
Architect, Painter, Sculptor, Poet
Academic, Engineer, Physicist / 1904 - 1967
J. Robert Oppenheimer is often called the "father of the atomic bomb" for leading the Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapon during World War II.
1967 | 62 years old
Academic, Engineer, Physicist
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