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
Samuel Clemens, the author better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, receives an honorary doctorate degree from Oxford University.
President John F. Kennedy expresses solidarity with democratic German citizens in his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech in Berlin.
Sonny and Cher officially divorce, ending their union as one of the most prominent married couples in pop music and television.
Gold medal heavyweight Muhammad Ali retires from boxing, going on to devote much of his time to philanthropy and Parkinson's research.
Eugene V. Debs leads the American Railway Union in a solidarity strike with Pullman workers.
The Gold Rush, starring funny silent film star Charlie Chaplin, premieres in Los Angeles.
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson sets off to cross the Atlantic in record-breaking time on his powerboat, Virgin Atlantic Challenger II. He succeeds.
President George H.W. Bush concedes that tax increases must be part of a deficit-reduction program despite his prominent campaign pledge of “no new taxes.”
Born on This Day
Born: June 26, 1974
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Pequannok, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Baseball Player
1908 | 65 years old
1956 | 57 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Football Player / 1980 -
Star Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's promising career was been tainted by illegal activities including involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring.
Born: June 26, 1980
Age: 33 years old
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Football Player
1915 | 70 years old
Organized Crime Boss
1819 | 73 years old
Died on This Day
Died: June 26, 2012
Age: 71 years old
Place: Manhattan, New York , United States
Occupation: Director, Journalist, Screenwriter
Business Leader, Fashion Designer / 1929 - 2007
Liz Claiborne was a fashion designer and icon who created a clothing empire. She's also the first woman to found a company (Liz Claiborne Inc.) that landed on the Fortune 500 list.
2007 | 78 years old
Business Leader, Fashion Designer
1993 | 71 years old
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