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
The James-Younger Gang, led by infamous villain Jesse James, robs a bank in Savannah, Missouri, leaving one wounded.
Jazz great Miles Davis begins the first recording for his album Kind of Blue.
Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points, setting the single-game scoring record in the NBA.
Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers is indicted on charges of corporate fraud.
Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes winner of the 1876 presidential election, despite Samuel Tilden winning the popular vote.
Bette Midler wins Best New Artist of the Year Award at the 16th Annual Grammys.
Grave robbers steal the body of actor Charlie Chaplin.
Born on This Day
Born: March 2, 1904
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Illustrator, Author
1962 | 51 years old
1939 | 44 years old
Born: March 2, 1968
Age: 45 years old
Birthplace: Chester, United Kingdom
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor
1917 | 69 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, Musician
1977 | 36 years old
Activist, Guitarist, Pianist, Singer
Died on This Day
Journalist, Author, Playwright, Poet / 1885 - 1930
D.H. Lawrence is best known for his infamous novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, which was banned in the United States until 1959, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
Died: March 2, 1930
Age: 44 years old
Place: Vence , France
Occupation: Journalist, Author, Playwright, Poet
1999 | 59 years old
1939 | 64 years old
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