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
John Walsh's son, Adam, is abducted. Adam's death leads Walsh to create the show America's Most Wanted, which helps to capture more than 1,000 criminals.
Madonna releases her self-titled debut album, launching her career as a pop/dance diva with hits "Borderline," "Lucky Star" and "Holiday."
The movie Purple Rain, starring singer/musician Prince, opens in theaters, spawning a multi-platinum soundtrack with hits like "When Doves Cry."
French fries across the country find their perfect condiment as news breaks that ketchup manufacturer H.J. Heinz is incorporated.
Writer Walter Raleigh returns to England from Virginia with a gift the people of his homeland hadn't yet seen: tobacco.
Inventor Orville Wright tests the first official U.S. Army airplane at Fort Myer, Virginia, for a crowd of 10,000 spectators, including President William Taft.
Born on This Day
Born: July 27, 1977
Age: 36 years old
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
1975 | 38 years old
1920 | 87 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Producer, Pilot, Television Producer, Screenwriter / 1922 -Norman Lear wrote popular, long-running sitcoms including All in the Family and The Jeffersons. His work addressed racial and political issues in the U.S.
Born: July 27, 1922
Age: 91 years old
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Producer, Pilot, ...
1905 | 86 years old
Baseball Player, Coach
1948 | 65 years old
Died on This Day
Died: July 27, 2003
Age: 100 years old
Place: Toluca Lake, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1980 | 60 years old
1946 | 72 years old
Art Collector, Publisher, ...
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