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
President Harry S. Truman announces the development of the hydrogen bomb.
Wernher von Braun, in conjunction with the U.S. Army, launches the first U.S. satellite, Explorer I.
Quarterback John Elway and the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl XXXIII, their second consecutive championship, defeating the Atlanta Falcons.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Singer / 1981 -
Singer Justin Timberlake got his start on The New Mickey Mouse Club and made it big with boy band 'N Sync, before becoming a solo singer and budding actor.
Born: January 31, 1981
Age: 33 years old
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Singer
Activist, Film Actress, Television Actress / 1977 -
Kerry Washington has appeared in such films as Ray, She Hate Me, The Last King of Scotland and Django Unchained (2013). She also stars on the TV series Scandal.
1977 | 37 years old
Activist, Film Actress, ...
1921 | 93 years old
Baseball Player / 1919 - 1972
Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.
Born: January 31, 1919
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Baseball Player
1970 | 44 years old
1937 | 77 years old
Died on This Day
Died: January 31, 1956
Age: 74 years old
Place: Hartfield, East Sussex, England , United Kingdom
1974 | 94 years old
1606 | 36 years old
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profile name: Norman Rockwell profile occupation: Painter
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