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
A cloudy day in Paris helps Henri Becquerel discover natural radioactivity.
Golda Meir becomes the first female prime minister of Israel.
Michael Jackson's album Thriller hits number one on pop charts and stays there for 37 weeks.
Oscar winner Halle Berry accepts a Razzie Award for her role in Catwoman.
Born on This Day
Born: February 26, 1932
Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Theater Actor, Folk Hero, Military Leader / 1846 - 1917Hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo earned Buffalo Bill Cody his nickname, and his status as an Old West legend was cemented with his traveling Wild West show.
1846 | 70 years old
Theater Actor, Folk Hero, ...
1928 | 85 years old
Military Leader, Prime Minister
Born: February 26, 1928
Age: 86 years old
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Occupation: Pianist, Singer
1916 | 71 years old
1920 | 84 years old
Died on This Day
Died: February 26, 1813
Age: 66 years old
Place: Clermont, New York , United States
Occupation: Lawyer, Diplomat
1999 | 74 years old
1525 | 30 years old
Folk Hero, Military Leader, Emperor
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profile name: Henri Becquerel profile occupation: Academic
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profile name: Golda Meir profile occupation: Diplomat
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profile name: Halle Berry profile occupation: Film Actress
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profile name: Yitzhak Rabin profile occupation: Prime Minister
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