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
Joe DiMaggio is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame after helping the New York Yankees win nine World Series championships.
The U.S. Senate confirms Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state, making her the highest ranking African-American woman ever to serve in a presidential cabinet.
Scotland Yard reopens the investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Race Car Driver, Entrepreneur / 1925 - 2008
Paul Newman came to be known as one of the finest actors of his time. He also started the Newman's Own food company, which donates all profits to charity.
Born: January 26, 1925
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1958 | 55 years old
1961 | 52 years old
Coach, Hockey Player
Born: January 26, 1958
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Comedian, ...
1880 | 84 years old
1955 | 58 years old
Died on This Day
Governor, U.S. Vice President / 1908 - 1979
The son of John D. Rockefeller Jr., Nelson Rockefeller served four terms as governor of New York. He was later appointed vice president under President Gerald Ford.
Died: January 26, 1979
Age: 70 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Governor, U.S. Vice President
1962 | 64 years old
Organized Crime Boss
1891 | 58 years old
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