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
Peasant visionary Joan of Arc and the French royal army reach the city of Reims, the traditional city of coronation for French rulers.
J.D. Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye is published and becomes wild popular; within two months it is republished eight times.
President George W. Bush announces an administrative response to the 9/11 attacks, eventually forming the Department of Homeland Security.
Smokey Robinson gives his last performance with the Miracles before focusing on his solo career and a new job as vice president of Motown Records.
A White House aide reveals the existence of a secret taping system believed to contain evidence against President Richard Nixon in the Watergate affair.
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison for obstructing a federal securities investigation.
Actress Sandra Bullock weds Monster Garage host Jesse James in Santa Barbara. The couple divorce five years later.
Born on This Day
Born: July 16, 1967
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Irvine, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
1968 | 45 years old
1971 | 42 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Dancer, Pin-up / 1911 - 1995
Ginger Rogers was a prolific Oscar-winning actress, singer and dancer who was revered for her cinematic footwork with Fred Astaire.
Born: July 16, 1911
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Film Actress, Television Actress, Dancer, Pin-up / 1907 - 1990
Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress who had a 60-year career in film and television, best known for her strong female roles in films, such as Double Indemnity.
1907 | 82 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
Civil Rights Activist, Journalist / 1862 - 1931
Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s.
1862 | 68 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Journalist
Died on This Day
Died: July 16, 1999
Age: 38 years old
Place: , United States
1882 | 63 years old
U.S. First Lady
1960 | 66 years old
Songwriter, Singer, Philanthropist / 1942 - 1981
Folk singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, famous in the 1970s for hits like "Cat's in the Cradle," was also a philanthropist dedicated to fighting world hunger.
Died: July 16, 1981
Age: 38 years old
Place: , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer, Philanthropist
1918 | 46 years old
1918 | 17 years old
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