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
Modernist poet Charles-Pierre Baudelaire publishes Les Fleurs du Mal. He's quickly accused of blasphemy and obscenity and fined 300 francs.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed commander of the Allied invasion of northwestern Europe.
Debbie Gibson's "Foolish Beat" tops the pop chart, making her the youngest female to write, produce and sing a number one single in the United States.
Bill Gates and Microsoft launch Windows 98.
Joe Louis defeats Jersey Joe Walcott and keeps the heavyweight championship title.
On a telecast, the Beatles perform a new song, “All You Need Is Love."
Tennis great Martina Navratilova sets a record by participating in her 100th Wimbledon singles match.
Born on This Day
Born: June 25, 1954
Age: 59 years old
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice
1945 | 68 years old
Songwriter, Singer, Writer
1903 | 46 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Producer, Author, Screenwriter / 1961 -
Ricky Gervais is a British comedian best known for co-writing and co-directing the television series The Office.
Born: June 25, 1961
Age: 52 years old
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1963 | 50 years old
1956 | 57 years old
Died on This Day
Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer / 1958 - 2009
Singer-songwriter Michael Jackson's award-winning career as the King of Pop transformed the face of pop music and popular culture. He released the best-selling album in history, Thriller, in 1982. He died unexpectedly in 2009.
Died: June 25, 2009
Age: 50 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, ...
1889 | 57 years old
U.S. First Lady
Photographer, Explorer, Filmmaker, Inventor, Military Leader, Scientist / 1910 - 1997
Jacques Cousteau was a French undersea explorer, researcher, photographer and documentary host who invented diving and scuba devices, including the Aqua-Lung. He also conducted underwater expeditions and produced films and television series, including the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.
1997 | 87 years old
Photographer, Explorer, Filmmaker, ...
Died: June 25, 2009
Age: 62 years old
Place: Santa Monica, California , United States
Occupation: Actress, Pin-up
1876 | 36 years old
1976 | 66 years old
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
profile name: Sonia Sotomayor profile occupation: Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice
profile id: 9542155
profile name: Carly Simon profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer, Writer
profile id: 9429833
profile name: George Orwell profile occupation: Journalist, Author
profile id: 13628634
profile name: Ricky Gervais profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
profile id: 306600
profile name: George Michael profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer
profile id: 20693995
profile name: Anthony Bourdain profile occupation: Chef
profile id: 38211
profile name: Michael Jackson profile occupation: Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, ...
profile id: 41026
profile name: Lucy Hayes profile occupation: U.S. First Lady
profile id: 9259496
profile name: Jacques Cousteau profile occupation: Photographer, Explorer, Filmmaker, ...
profile id: 9542358
profile name: Farrah Fawcett profile occupation: Actress, Pin-up
profile id: 9264128
profile name: George Custer profile occupation: General
profile id: 9406067
profile name: Johnny Mercer profile occupation: Songwriter
profile id: 39436
profile name: Charles Baudelaire profile occupation: Critic
profile id: 9285482
profile name: Dwight D. Eisenhower profile occupation: U.S. President
profile id: 589276
profile name: Debbie Gibson profile occupation: Songwriter
profile id: 9307520
profile name: Bill Gates profile occupation: Entrepreneur
profile id: 9485326
profile name: Sitting Bull profile occupation: Warrior
profile id: 9261082
profile name: Crazy Horse profile occupation: Political Leader
profile id: 9386989
profile name: Joe Louis profile occupation: Boxer
profile id: 9379045
profile name: John Lennon profile occupation: Songwriter
profile id: 9390850
profile name: Paul McCartney profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist
profile id: 9206804
profile name: George Harrison profile occupation: Musician
profile id: 9420862
profile name: Martina Navratilova profile occupation: Tennis Player
profile id: 40775
profile name: Aimé Césaire profile occupation: Mayor
profile id: 37813
profile name: I.A.L. Diamond profile occupation: Screenwriter
profile id: 37431
profile name: Richard Rodgers profile occupation: Songwriter
profile id: 246039
profile name: Little Eva profile occupation: Singer
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.