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
Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror.
President George W. Bush delivers his "axis of evil" speech, in which he denounces countries suspected of developing weapons of mass destruction.
Born on This Day
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist, Talk Show Host, Television Producer / 1954 -
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey has hosted her own internationally popular talk show since 1986. She is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher, and producer.
Born: January 29, 1954
Age: 59 years old
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Entrepreneur, ...
1945 | 68 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1880 | 66 years old
Film Actor, Comedian
Singer / 1982 -
Adam Lambert is an American singer best known for his finalist position in the eighth season of American Idol in 2009. His huge vocal range and glam-rocker style made him a standout. Lambert came in second place.
Born: January 29, 1982
Age: 31 years old
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
1960 | 53 years old
Inventor, Political Leader, Journalist / 1737 - 1809
Thomas Paine was an English American writer and pamphleteer whose "Common Sense" and other writings influenced the American Revolution, and helped pave the way for the Declaration of Independence.
1737 | 72 years old
Inventor, Political Leader, Journalist
Died on This Day
Died: January 29, 2008
Age: 83 years old
Place: Chicago, Illinois , United States
Occupation: Singer, Writer
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Comedian, Pianist, Singer, Television Personality / 1893 - 1980
Jimmy Durante was an American comedian whose career in every major entertainment performance medium spanned more than six decades.
1980 | 86 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Comedian, ...
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