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
A mortar blast wounds 18-year-old Red Cross volunteer Ernest Hemingway while he serves on the Italian front during World War I. He uses the incident in his later writing.
President Woodrow Wilson returns from the Versailles Peace Conference in France and receives an enthusiastic welcome home by New York City.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling's fourth book in her best-selling series, is published with a record first print run in the millions.
NBA star LeBron James announces he will leave Ohio's Cleveland Cavaliers to play for Florida's Miami Heat. Police in Ohio prepare for civil unrest.
Legendary baseball manager Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as manager of the Oakland Athletics.
Venus Williams beats fellow American champion Lindsay Davenport in the Wimbledon finals to win her first career grand slam.
Christopher Ferguson commands the Atlantis in the last-ever NASA shuttle launch.
Born on This Day
Born: July 8, 1958
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Musician
1949 | 64 years old
Chef, Television Personality, ...
1970 | 43 years old
Born: July 8, 1951
Age: 62 years old
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Actress
1961 | 52 years old
1952 | 61 years old
Died on This Day
Author, Playwright, Poet / 1792 - 1822
Known for his lyrical and long-form verse, Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the most highly regarded English Romantic poets of the 19th century. His works include The Masque of Anarchy and Queen Mab.
Died: July 8, 1822
Age: 29 years old
Place: Viareggio , Italy
Occupation: Author, Playwright, Poet
Film Actor, Television Actor, Guitarist, Singer, Television Personality / 1911 - 1998
Roy Rogers was an American actor and singer best known as the “King of the Cowboys” for his heroic roles in musical westerns. His sidekick palomino, Trigger, and dog, Bullet often appeared with him.
1998 | 86 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1957 | 78 years old
U.S. First Lady
Died: July 8, 2011
Age: 93 years old
Place: Rancho Mirage, California , United States
Occupation: U.S. First Lady
1994 | 64 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1967 | 53 years old
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