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 Marx publishes The Communist Manifesto in London.
Edwin Land, co-founder of the Polaroid Company, introduces the instant camera that takes, develops and prints a picture.
Black nationalist leader Malcolm X is assassinated while addressing a rally in Harlem in New York City.
Dolly Parton's song "9 to 5" from the movie of the same name reaches number one on the pop music charts.
Joan of Arc is put on trial for heresy against the Christian faith.
Richard Nixon is the first U.S. president to visit the People's Republic of China since the Communist Revolution.
Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart resigns from his ministry after delivering a tearful confession about his relations with a prostitute.
Born on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Pianist, Singer, Journalist / 1933 - 2003Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s. A civil rights activist, she wrote songs promoting the Civil Rights Movement.
Born: February 21, 1933
Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Pianist, ...
1934 | 76 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor / 1955 -
Actor, director, writer and producer Kelsey Grammer is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane in the sitcom Cheers and its spin-off Frasier.
1955 | 58 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Born: February 21, 1946
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Occupation: Film Actor
1979 | 34 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Prime Minister / 1924 -
Robert Mugabe has served as president of Zimbabwe since 1987, previously serving as prime minister. He has been re-elected to the presidency multiple times, but elections have reportedly been tainted by fraud and voter intimidation.
1924 | 89 years old
Died on This Day
Died: February 21, 1965
Age: 39 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
1919 | 86 years old
Women's Rights Activist, Doctor, ...
1976 | 32 years old
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