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
Pilot Charles Lindbergh sets a new record for the fastest cross-country flight when he lands in New York after 14.75 hours.
John F. Kennedy gives his inaugural address, issuing his entreaty to "Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."
On Ronald Reagan's inauguration day, Iran releases 52 American hostages who were held for 444 days.
Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a dead bat during a performance in Iowa, claiming to have mistaken the animal for a toy.
Born on This Day
Born: January 20, 1930
Age: 83 years old
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
1920 | 73 years old
1860 | 44 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Radio Personality, Television Personality / 1896 - 1996
George Burns was a comedian who worked in vaudeville, radio, film and television. His long-time performance partner and wife was comedienne Gracie Allen. Burns lived until age 100.
Born: January 20, 1896
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1946 | 67 years old
1956 | 57 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Comedian, ...
Died on This Day
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Philanthropist / 1929 - 1993
Actress Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's, remains one of Hollywood's greatest style icons and one of the world's most successful actresses.
Died: January 20, 1993
Age: 63 years old
Place: Tolochenaz , Switzerland
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1875 | 60 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, Dancer, Pin-up / 1907 - 1990
Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress who had a 60-year career in film and TV. Usually playing strong-willed women, Stanwyck defined the femme fatale.
1990 | 82 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
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