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
American sugar planters overthrow Queen Liliuokalani's monarchy in Hawaii.
The Volkswagen Beetle, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, arrives in the United States for the first time.
The Monkees, featuring breakout star Davy Jones, receives the greenlight from NBC after months of auditions and filming.
Born on This Day
Born: January 17, 1964
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, U.S. First Lady
1942 | 71 years old
1962 | 51 years old
Film Actor, Comedian
Born: January 17, 1922
Age: 91 years old
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, ...
1971 | 42 years old
Guitarist, Rapper, Singer
1957 | 56 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: January 17, 2008
Age: 64 years old
Place: Reykjavik , Iceland
Occupation: Chess Player
2007 | 81 years old
2001 | 70 years old
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profile name: Jim Carrey profile occupation: Film Actor, Comedian
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profile name: Betty White profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist, ...
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profile name: Kid Rock profile occupation: Guitarist, Rapper, Singer
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profile name: Art Buchwald profile occupation: Journalist
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profile name: Gregory Corso profile occupation: Poet
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profile name: Liliuokalani profile occupation: Queen
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profile name: Ferdinand Porsche profile occupation: Engineer
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profile name: Davy Jones profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Paul Simon profile occupation: Songwriter
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profile name: Art Garfunkel profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Rubén Darío profile occupation: Diplomat
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profile name: Larry Clark profile occupation: Photographer
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profile name: Joy Adamson profile occupation: Journalist
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profile name: Cristóbal Balenciaga profile occupation: Fashion Designer
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