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
Thomas Edison receives a patent for the phonograph. The first song he records is "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
Feminist crusader Betty Friedan's book The Feminine Mystique is published.
Stevie Wonder wins the Album of the Year Grammy for Songs in the Key of Life.
Golfer Tiger Woods talks publicly for the first time about his scandal, admitting, "I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated."
Former vice president Aaron Burr is arrested for treason on charges of planning to form an independent republic.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps.
Sammy Davis Jr. makes a guest appearance on the TV sitcom All in the Family.
Fidel Castro resigns after ruling as Cuba's president for nearly 50 years.
Born on This Day
Born: February 19, 1967
Age: 47 years old
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1473 | 70 years old
1946 | 28 years old
Born: February 19, 1940
Age: 74 years old
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
1924 | 63 years old
1952 | 62 years old
Died on This Day
Died: February 19, 1997
Age: 92 years old
Place: Beijing , China
Occupation: Political Leader
1936 | 56 years old
2002 | 67 years old
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