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
Jean-Pierre-François Blanchard and John Jeffries make the first trip across the English Channel in a hot-air balloon.
Jean Foucault uses the first direct visual evidence that the Earth rotates on its axis: a pendulum.
Lou Rawls sings the ABCs on the first season of Sesame Street.
Pop star Pink, born Alecia Moore, says "I do" to motocross racer Cary Hart in Costa Rica.
Born on This Day
Born: January 7, 1964
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1957 | 56 years old
Talk Show Host, News Anchor
1966 | 33 years old
Born: January 7, 1891
Birthplace: Notasulga, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Author
1971 | 42 years old
Activist, Medical Professional, U.S. Representative / 1963 -
Senator Rand Paul, son of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, is best known for his support of the Tea Party movement and his controversial comments on the Civil Rights Act.
1963 | 50 years old
Activist, Medical Professional, ...
Died on This Day
Emperor / 1901 - 1989
Hirohito is best known for being Japan's longest-reigning emperor. His reign lasted from 1926 until his death in 1989. He was a controversial leader who led Japan's military to surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945.
Died: January 7, 1989
Age: 87 years old
Place: Tokyo , Japan
1536 | 50 years old
Engineer, Inventor / 1856 - 1943Serbian-American inventor Nikola Telsa developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).
1943 | 86 years old
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