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
William B. Travis, co-commander with Jim Bowie, sends for help at the Alamo.
Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
Lauryn Hill wins five Grammy awards for her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Born on This Day
Born: February 24, 1955
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Inventor
1977 | 37 years old
1947 | 67 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
Born: February 24, 1965
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
1922 | 92 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1956 | 58 years old
Died on This Day
Died: February 24, 2006
Age: 81 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
1815 | 49 years old
1990 | 70 years old
Business Leader, Political Leader, ...
Died: February 24, 1994
Age: 77 years old
Place: Beverly Hills, California , United States
Occupation: Singer, Television Personality
Author / 1947 - 2006Author Octavia E. Butler is known for blending science fiction with African-American spiritualism. Her novels include Patternmaster, Kindred, Dawn and Parable of the Sower.
2006 | 58 years old
Medical Professional, Editor / 1754 - 1825
Thomas Bowdler was a physician and self-appointed editor of great literature. He published The Family Shakespeare, a family friendly version of Shakespearean works, in 1807, and gave rise to the term "Bowdlerized."
1825 | 70 years old
Medical Professional, Editor
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profile name: Princess Diana profile occupation: Princess
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profile name: Kurt Cobain profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Courtney Love profile occupation: Songwriter
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profile name: Lauryn Hill profile occupation: Music Producer
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profile name: José de San Martín profile occupation: Political Leader
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profile name: Tex Avery profile occupation: Illustrator
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profile name: Hugo Black profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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