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
Charles Ponzi hands out $500,000 to customers of his Exchange Securities Company, which pays 50 percent interest every 45 days. Turns out it was a Ponzi scheme.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA.
Nearly one billion viewers watch the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Singer Andy Gibb’s "Shadow Dancing" reaches the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first male solo act to chart three consecutive number one singles.
Track and field athlete Carl Lewis wins his fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the long jump, gaining his ninth and final Olympic gold meda
Born on This Day
Animal Rights Activist, Television Personality / 1953 -
Tim Gunn is an American fashion and television personality best known for his role on the reality show Project Runway. His signature catchphrase, "make it work," made him a fan favorite.
Born: July 29, 1953
Age: 60 years old
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, ...
1953 | 60 years old
1938 | 67 years old
News Anchor, Journalist
Born: July 29, 1966
Age: 47 years old
Birthplace: Sharon, Kansas, United States
1903 | 86 years old
1883 | 61 years old
Died on This Day
Died: July 29, 1890
Age: 37 years old
Place: Auvers-sur-Oise , France
1981 | 92 years old
Radio Talk Show Host, Talk Show Host, News Anchor / 1936 - 2007
Tom Snyder co-anchored the first noon news show in the country. He was the host of the NBC interview show Tomorrow and The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.
2007 | 71 years old
Radio Talk Show Host, Talk Show Host, ...
Died: July 29, 1974
Age: 32 years old
Place: London , England
1983 | 74 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor
1923 | 45 years old
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