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
Inventor Henry Ford and his Ford Motor Company sell the very first Model A car to a dentist in Chicago.
Vanessa Williams gives up the Miss America crown after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse; she goes on to have a highly successful music and acting career.
In London, Madame Tussaud's wax museum debuts its newest attraction: a replica of singer Amy Winehouse. Three years later on the same date, Winehouse is found dead.
Three people are killed when a helicopter crashes on John Landis' Twilight Zone set. The director is charged and later acquitted of involuntary manslaughter.
Carjackers kill Michael Jordan's father, James Raymond Jordan, during a robbery. The shooter was wearing a Michael Jordan jersey at the time of his arrest.
At the age of 24, Tiger Woods wins the British Open, making him the youngest player to complete a career grand slam, winning four major championships.
Born on This Day
Born: July 23, 1989
Age: 24 years old
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor
1971 | 42 years old
Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer
1961 | 52 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actor, ...
Born: July 23, 1967
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Children's Activist, Philanthropist, Disc Jockey, Radio Talk Show Host, Writer / 1940 -John Donald "Don" Imus is a radio personality famous for his "insult humor" as well as a philanthropist working to help children with cancer and other groups.
1940 | 73 years old
Children's Activist, Philanthropist, ...
1972 | 41 years old
Film Actor, Comedian
Died on This Day
Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Singer / 1983 - 2011
Amy Winehouse won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black, and is remembered for songs like "Rehab," "Back to Black" and "Valerie." She died in 2011, at age 27.
Died: July 23, 2011
Age: 27 years old
Place: Camden, London, England , United Kingdom
1885 | 63 years old
General, U.S. President
1793 | 72 years old
Mayor, U.S. Representative
Died: July 23, 1966
Age: 45 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1875 | 63 years old
1997 | 27 years old
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