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
Film Actor, Theater Actor / 1931 -
James Earl Jones is the American actor who voiced Darth Vader in the Star Wars film franchise. He's also known for roles in such films as The Hunt for Red October and Field of Dreams, and such shows as Frasier and Everwood.
1931 | 82 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor
Born: January 17, 1962
Age: 51 years old
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Film Actor, Comedian
1927 | 81 years old
1922 | 91 years old
Animal Rights Activist, ...
Died on This Day
Died: January 17, 2007
Age: 81 years old
Place: Washington, D.C. , United States
2001 | 70 years old
Lawyer, Military Leader, Governor, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1822 - 1893
Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th president of the United States and oversaw the end of the rebuilding efforts of the Reconstruction.
1893 | 70 years old
Lawyer, Military Leader, Governor, ...
Died: January 17, 2008
Age: 64 years old
Place: Reykjavik , Iceland
Occupation: Chess Player
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative / 1936 - 1996
Barbara Jordan was a U.S. congressional representative from Texas and was the first African American congresswoman to come from the Deep South.
1996 | 59 years old
Civil Rights Activist, ...
1977 | 36 years old
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profile name: Gary Gilmore profile occupation: Murderer, Thief
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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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