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
Hattie McDaniel is the first African-American to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind.
Hank Aaron becomes the first baseball player to sign a contract for $200,000 a year.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, along with 100 other protesters of apartheid.
Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is ousted from power for the second time.
Born on This Day
Born: February 29, 1960
Age: 54 years old
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States
1904 | 53 years old
1976 | 38 years old
Film Actor, Rapper
Born: February 29, 1916
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Occupation: Singer, Television Personality
1972 | 42 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, Model, ...
1944 | 69 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
Died on This Day
Died: February 29, 1960
Age: 56 years old
Place: Florence, South Carolina , United States
Occupation: Civil Servant
2004 | 88 years old
1908 | 57 years old
Civil Servant, Murderer, Folk Hero
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