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 Abraham Lincoln tells his advisors and cabinet that he will issue a proclamation to free slaves, with the underlying purpose of preserving the union.
Little Richard denounces rock 'n' roll in front of a church congregation, referring to it as “evil.” He refuses to play secular music for more than 10 years.
Soldier Jessica Lynch receives a hero's welcome returning home after being wounded and captured in Iraq. Much media attention surrounds the story of her capture and rescue.
Anders Behring Breivik bombs Norway's government center in Oslo and then attacks an island summer camp for Labor Party youth; 94 people are killed.
Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello releases his debut album, My Aim Is True.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is apprehended in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxurious prison in Medellin, Colombia. He is found and killed five months later.
O.J. Simpson pleads innocent to the slaying of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Born on This Day
Born: July 22, 1940
Age: 73 years old
Birthplace: Sudbury, Canada
Occupation: Philanthropist, Game Show Host
1964 | 49 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director / 1947 -
For 40 years, Actor and comedian Albert Brooks has worked steadily in Hollywood, appearing both in other people's movies and in his own self-directed projects.
1947 | 66 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Film Actress, Television Actress, Philanthropist / 1992 -
A fixture in the Disney universe of TV shows, movies and music, Selena Gomez is famous for her role in Wizards of Waverly Place, in which she plays a wizard named Alex.
Born: July 22, 1992
Age: 21 years old
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1955 | 58 years old
1946 | 67 years old
Died on This Day
Died: July 22, 1903
Age: 92 years old
Place: Whitehall, Kentucky , United States
Occupation: Activist, Journalist
1934 | 31 years old
Thief, Organized Crime Boss
1915 | 88 years old
Died: July 22, 2008
Age: 84 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1869 | 63 years old
1967 | 89 years old
Journalist, Author, Poet
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profile name: Elvis Costello profile occupation: Songwriter
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profile name: Jeffrey Dahmer profile occupation: Serial Killer
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profile name: Pablo Escobar profile occupation: Drug Dealer
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profile name: O.J. Simpson profile occupation: Criminal
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profile name: Philip Seymour Hoffman profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Cootie Williams profile occupation: Trumpet Player
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profile name: Salvador Allende profile occupation: World Leader
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