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
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman in America to receive a medical degree.
President Richard Nixon announces an agreement has been reached to end U.S. military involvement in Vietnam.
The A-Team, starring Mr. T, premieres. The show went on to run for five seasons.
Wrestler Hulk Hogan wins his first World Wrestling Federation title at Madison Square Garden.
Famous Spanish painter Salvador Dalí dies from heart failure at 84, leaving the world a legacy of spellbinding surrealist art and eccentric appearances.
Born on This Day
Born: January 23, 1957
Age: 56 years old
Occupation: Philanthropist, Princess
1832 | 51 years old
1928 | 78 years old
Theater Actress, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: January 23, 2005
Age: 79 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Talk Show Host
Civil Rights Activist, Actor, Football Player, Lawyer, Singer / 1898 - 1976
Paul Robeson was an acclaimed 20th century performer known for productions like The Emperor Jones and Othello. He was also an international activist.
1976 | 77 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Actor, ...
2011 | 96 years old
Athlete, Entrepreneur, Inventor, ...
Died: January 23, 1989
Age: 84 years old
Place: Figueres , Spain
1944 | 80 years old
1931 | 49 years old
Ballet Dancer, Choreographer
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profile name: Salvador Dalí profile occupation: Writer
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profile name: Edvard Munch profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Anna Pavlova profile occupation: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer
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profile name: Elizabeth Blackwell profile occupation: Educator
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profile name: Humphrey Bogart profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Alex Haley profile occupation: Author
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profile name: Chuck Berry profile occupation: Songwriter
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profile name: Buddy Holly profile occupation: Musician
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profile name: Richard Nixon profile occupation: U.S. President
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profile name: Mr. T profile occupation: Reality Television Star
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profile name: Hulk Hogan profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist
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profile name: Robert Motherwell profile occupation: Academic Author
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profile name: John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher profile occupation: Military Leader
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profile name: Bessie Coleman profile occupation: Pilot
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profile name: Elmore James profile occupation: Guitarist
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