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
Arthur Miller's play The Crucible about the Salem witch trials opens on Broadway to mixed reviews.
San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice gains a record 215 yards in a Super Bowl XXIII victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ted Kaczynski pleads guilty to being the "Unabomber," who waged a campaign of terror for 17 years.
Heath Ledger is found dead in a Manhattan apartment from an accidental prescription drug overdose.
Born on This Day
Born: January 22, 1960
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
1931 | 33 years old
1940 | 73 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Born: January 22, 1965
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1941 | 65 years old
1959 | 54 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress
Died on This Day
Film Actor / 1979 - 2008
Heath Ledger was an Academy Award-winning, Australian actor best known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. He died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008.
Died: January 22, 2008
Age: 28 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1973 | 64 years old
U.S. President, U.S. Vice President
1832 | 78 years old
Died: January 22, 1995
Age: 104 years old
Place: Hyannis Port, Massachusetts , United States
Occupation: Activist, Philanthropist
1901 | 81 years old
Political Leader, Queen
1994 | 72 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
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profile name: Barack Obama profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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