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
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth I is held at Westminster Abbey in London. She would go on to reign for 44 years.
Happy Days, starring Henry Winkler as the Fonz, premieres. It would go on to run for 11 seasons.
Jimmy Wales leads the launch of Wikipedia, an open-source online encyclopedia.
Born on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Minister / 1929 - 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
Born: January 15, 1929
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Minister
1951 | 62 years old
Comedian, Dancer, Guitarist, Singer
1909 | 64 years old
Died on This Day
Died: January 15, 2008
Age: 25 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1876 | 65 years old
U.S. First Lady
1983 | 80 years old
White Collar Criminal, ...
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