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
Ernest Hemingway sets sail from New York to report on the Spanish Civil War for the North American Newspaper Alliance.
Debi Thomas wins the bronze medal in figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics, becoming the first African American to win a medal at any Winter Games.
At age 16, Tiger Woods is the youngest player to ever compete in the PGA Tour.
Born on This Day
Film Actress / 1932 - 2011
Actress Elizabeth Taylor starred in films like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and BUtterfield 8, but was just as famous for her violet eyes and scandalous love life.
Born: February 27, 1932
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Film Actress
1807 | 75 years old
1980 | 34 years old
Born: February 27, 1902
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Environmental Activist, Anti-War Activist / 1934 -
Attorney Ralph Nader is an auto-safety reformer and consumer advocate. He’s run for president several times, having been both a Democrat and Green Party member.
1934 | 80 years old
Environmental Activist, ...
Film Actress / 1930 -
Joanne Woodward is an award-winning American actress best known for her roles in The Three Faces of Eve (1957), Rachel Rachel (1968) and Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973). Woodward is the widow of actor Paul Newman.
1930 | 84 years old
Died on This Day
Political Scientist, Television Personality, Academic Author, Journalist / 1925 - 2008
William F. Buckley was a writer and political TV personality who helped make conservative politics popular in the 1950s-1970s.
Died: February 27, 2008
Age: 82 years old
Place: Stamford, Connecticut , United States
Occupation: Political Scientist, ...
1892 | 70 years old
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer
2003 | 74 years old
Minister, Television Personality
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