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
Although born in Italy, educator Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first U.S. citizen to be canonized by the Catholic Church.
Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA hits number one on the music charts. It stays in the top 10 for a record 84 weeks and becomes the best-selling album of 1985.
Under President Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Dam building project begins, culminating in the creation of one of the biggest man-made structures in the world.
Prince tops the charts with his hit song “When Doves Cry.” The track goes on to be the number one single of the year.
Golf great Tiger Woods wins his first of three Western Open championships, shooting 13 under pa
Former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay is indicted by a Houston grand jury on 11 counts of securities fraud and related charges after his company went bankrupt in 2001.
Born on This Day
Born: July 7, 1940
Age: 73 years old
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor, Songwriter, Drummer, Singer
Film Actress, Television Actress / 1949 -
Well regarded for her ability to portray quirky and eccentric characters, actress Shelley Duvall has starred in Thieves Like Us, Popeye and The Shining, among other films.
1949 | 64 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Radio Personality, Television Personality / 1943 - 2007Known for his wit and warm personality, critic Joel Siegel gave film reviews and interviewed film stars on Good Morning America for more than 25 years.
1943 | 63 years old
Radio Personality, ...
Born: July 7, 1980
Age: 33 years old
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
Occupation: Ice Skater
1887 | 97 years old
Baseball Player / 1906 - 1982
African-American baseball pitcher Satchel Paige became the oldest rookie in Major League history and the first Negro League player in the Hall of Fame.
1906 | 75 years old
Died on This Day
Died: July 7, 1930
Age: 71 years old
Place: Crowborough , United Kingdom
Occupation: Doctor, Journalist, Author
2006 | 60 years old
1950 | 26 years old
Saxophonist, Trumpet Player
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profile name: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini profile occupation: Nun
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profile name: Tiger Woods profile occupation: Golfer
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profile name: Kenneth Lay profile occupation: Business Leader
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profile name: Jake LaMotta profile occupation: Boxer
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profile name: Jeff Corwin profile occupation: Environmental Activist
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