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 Quincy Adams signs the Florida Purchase Treaty with Spain, which cedes Florida to the United States.
Tina Turner wins a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, her fourth consecutive win in that category, at age 49.
Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, wins eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
Andy Warhol dies from a heart attack after undergoing gallbladder surgery in New York. He’s famous for his avant-garde pop art and celebrity portraits.
The first Grammy for hard rock/metal goes to the band Jethro Tull, leaving James Hetfield's Metallica fans outraged.
Former figure skater Tonya Harding makes her professional boxing debut, losing after four rounds.
The Apple iTunes Store, the brainchild of Steve Jobs, sells its billionth song.
Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel wins the election for Chicago mayor, ending the 22-year leadership of Richard M. Daley.
Born on This Day
Born: February 22, 1732
Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Occupation: General, U.S. President
1962 | 44 years old
1950 | 64 years old
Film Actress, Director, Producer, Model, Screenwriter / 1975 -
Actress Drew Barrymore gained early fame as a child star. She later struggled with substance abuse and notoriety, before re-emerging as a talented actress and producer.
Born: February 22, 1975
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Director, Producer, ...
1932 | 77 years old
Illustrator, Author, Screenwriter / 1925 - 2000
Edward Gorey was an American illustrator best known for his cartoons of Edwardian children coming to macabre ends. He work can be seen in the animated credits of PBS' Masterpiece Mystery.
1925 | 75 years old
Illustrator, Author, Screenwriter
Died on This Day
Died: February 22, 1987
Age: 58 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Artist, Entrepreneur, Director, Screenwriter / 1912 - 2002Chuck Jones was an animation director of critically acclaimed cartoon shorts including the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies film series at Warner Bros. studios.
2002 | 89 years old
Artist, Entrepreneur, Director, ...
1976 | 32 years old
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