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
Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate the throne in favor of her one-year-old son, later crowned King James VI of Scotland.
J.R.R. Tolkien publishes The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
In under seven hours, a Miami jury convicts serial killer Ted Bundy of the murders of two Chi Omega sorority sisters. He is sentenced to the electric chair.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France, then retires from the sport.
President Richard Nixon is ordered to give White House recordings to special prosecutors. The tapes reveal his attempts to hide the Watergate scandal.
Born on This Day
Born: July 24, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation: Actress, Dancer, Singer, ...
1982 | 31 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
1897 | 41 years old
Born: July 24, 1964
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Occupation: Baseball Player
1951 | 62 years old
1968 | 45 years old
Theater Actor, Television Actor
Died on This Day
Actor, Comedian / 1925 - 1980
British actor Peter Sellers was incredibly versatile, playing Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films with as much ease as Clare Quilty in Lolita.
Died: July 24, 1980
Age: 54 years old
Place: London , United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Governor, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1782 - 1862
Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. His shrewd dealings laid the foundations for the Democratic Party and the modern political machine.
1862 | 79 years old
Governor, U.S. President, ...
1954 | 90 years old
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, ...
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