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
Robert Baden-Powell establishes the first Boy Scout Troop in England.
Aretha Franklin begins recording with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section under her new label Atlantic Records.
Steve Jobs introduces the Macintosh at Apple's annual shareholder meeting.
Oprah Winfrey reveals on her show that she has a half sister she never knew about.
Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed by electric chair after confessing to the murders of 36 people.
The first African-American Justice appointed to the Supreme Court, civil rights hero Thurgood Marshall dies from heart failure at 84 in Maryland.
Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden begin the opening statements in the O.J. Simpson case.
Born on This Day
Born: January 24, 1949
Birthplace: Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
1943 | 26 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, Model
1941 | 72 years old
Born: January 24, 1862
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
1968 | 45 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor / 1917 - 2012
Actor Ernest Borgnine’s role in the film Marty transformed him from a stereotyped character actor to a leading man, earning him an Academy Award as Best Actor.
1917 | 95 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: January 24, 1965
Age: 90 years old
Place: Hyde Park Gate, London , England
Occupation: Prime Minister, Journalist
1989 | 42 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Judge, Supreme Court Justice / 1908 - 1993
Thurgood Marshall was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court.
1993 | 84 years old
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