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
Elvis Presley receives his first guitar from his mother, who purchased it for $6.95 at the Tupelo Hardware Store in Mississippi.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is on exhibit for the first time in America at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords is shot while hosting a meeting with her constituents outside an Arizona supermarket.
Born on This Day
Born: January 8, 1935
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
1967 | 47 years old
1942 | 72 years old
Born: January 8, 1947
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: London, England
1937 | 77 years old
Radio Talk Show Host, News Anchor, Journalist / 1933 -
Broadcast journalist Charles Osgood anchored CBS Morning News, the Sunday Night News and Sunday Morning. More recently, he has hosted The Osgood File.
1933 | 81 years old
Radio Talk Show Host, News Anchor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: January 8, 1825
Age: 59 years old
Place: New Haven, Connecticut , United States
1324 | 70 years old
1996 | 79 years old
Died: January 8, 2007
Age: 84 years old
Place: Woodland Hills, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
2002 | 69 years old
Entrepreneur, Chef, ...
White Collar Criminal / 1882 - 1949
Charles Ponzi was best known for the financial crimes he committed when he conned investors into giving him millions of dollars, and paid them returns with other investors' money.
1949 | 66 years old
White Collar Criminal
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