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
George Bernard Shaw quits his job at the telephone company to write full-time. He becomes the first author to win both a Nobel Prize for literature and an Oscar.
Oliver North is convicted of three of the 12 charges against him for his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
Rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, led by Darius Rucker, release their album Cracked Rear View, which goes on to sell more than 12 million copies and earn two Grammys.
Activist actress Angelina Jolie adopts daughter Zahara from Ethiopia. Six months later, Brad Pitts jointly adopts Zahara and brother Maddox.
Sir Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which introduces the laws of motion and universal gravitation to the world.
Three years into his professional baseball career, slugger Mark McGwire hits his 100th home run.
In a controversial verdict, Florida mother Casey Anthony is found not guilty in the death of her 2.5-year-old daughter Caylee.
Born on This Day
Born: July 5, 1963
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
1810 | 80 years old
1889 | 74 years old
Actor, Artist, Director, Author, ...
Died on This Day
Died: July 5, 2002
Age: 83 years old
Place: Inverness, Florida , United States
Occupation: Baseball Player, Coach
1969 | 70 years old
1991 | 71 years old
Educator, Author, Poet
Died: July 5, 2006
Age: 64 years old
Place: Aspen, Colorado , United States
Occupation: Business Leader, White Collar Criminal
1983 | 67 years old
Songwriter, Conductor, Trumpet Player
1920 | 63 years old
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