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
Pelé scores two goals, leading Brazil to win its first World Cup and defeat the host nation of Sweden.
In Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court rules against the prosecution system set up by President George W. Bush for war prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay.
Stockbroker Bernard Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison for running history's largest and longest Ponzi scheme.
London's Globe Theater burns to the ground during a production of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
Despite her father's objections, English novelist Charlotte Bronte weds curate Arthur Bell Nicholls. The newlyweds honeymoon in Ireland.
Isabel Perón takes office and becomes the first female president in Argentine history.
The Princess Diana foundation gives the green light to establish a memorial in her honor at London's Hyde Park.
Born on This Day
Born: June 29, 1944
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: Goose Creek, Texas, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1941 | 57 years old
Civil Rights Activist
1943 | 59 years old
Died on This Day
Died: June 29, 2002
Age: 74 years old
Place: Beverly Hills, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Singer
Radio Personality, Television Personality / 1943 - 2007Known for his wit and warm personality, critic Joel Siegel gave film reviews and interviewed film stars on Good Morning America for more than 25 years.
2007 | 63 years old
Radio Personality, ...
1861 | 55 years old
Died: June 29, 2003
Age: 96 years old
Place: Old Saybrook, Connecticut , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up / 1933 - 1967
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress best known for her bombshell curves and roles in films during the 1950s and '60s.
1967 | 34 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1995 | 74 years old
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