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
Benny Goodman is the first jazz musician to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Adolf Hitler refuses to leave Berlin at the end of World War II and retreats to his underground bunker for 105 days before taking his own life.
Michael Jackson pleads not guilty to seven counts of child molestation.
Former Go-Go's singer Belinda Carlisle goes solo and finds a spot on the charts with her hit song "Heaven Is a Place on Earth."
The Supreme Court upholds serial killer Ted Bundy's murder conviction and death sentence, agreeing that he was mentally competent to stand trial.
Liberian-born Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as the first female elected head of state in Africa. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado.
The Amanda Knox trial begins in Perugia, Italy. The American college student and her boyfriend are accused of murdering her British roommate.
Born on This Day
Born: January 16, 1979
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Singer
1974 | 40 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Choreographer / 1950 -
Debbie Allen is a choreographer, director, and dancer who has worked on such projects as Fame, West Side Story and Sweet Charity.
1950 | 64 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Born: January 16, 1932
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
1908 | 76 years old
1959 | 55 years old
Died on This Day
Died: January 16, 2009
Age: 91 years old
Place: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania , United States
1979 | 46 years old
2007 | 65 years old
Race Car Driver
Died: January 16, 1942
Age: 33 years old
Place: Las Vegas, Nevada , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Pin-up
1901 | 73 years old
Academic, U.S. Representative, Minister
1935 | 61 years old
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