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
John Cabot and his son Sebastian are authorized by England's King Henry VII to discover new lands.
Inventor George Westinghouse patents the automatic railroad air brake.
Winston Churchill denounces the Soviet Union in a speech that introduces the phrase "iron curtain" and the beginning of the Cold War.
Elvis Presley is honorably discharged after serving two years in the U.S. Army.
Educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune has a U.S. stamp issued in her honor.
Born on This Day
Born: March 5, 1975
Age: 38 years old
Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Film Actor, Theater Actor / 1908 - 1990
Rex Harrison was a Tony- and an Oscar-winning English actor known for his film and stage performances. His most famous role is that of Henry Higgins in the film musical My Fair Lady.
1908 | 82 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor
1853 | 58 years old
Academic, Illustrator, Author
Born: March 5, 1958
Birthplace: Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor, Singer
1947 | 49 years old
1939 | 74 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: March 5, 1982
Age: 33 years old
Place: Hollywood, California , United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
1849 | 52 years old
Educator, Women's Rights Activist
Folk Hero / 1723 - 1770
Crispus Attucks was an African-American man killed during the Boston Massacre, making him the first casualty of the American Revolution.
1770 | 47 years old
Died: March 5, 1963
Age: 30 years old
Occupation: Pianist, Singer
1953 | 74 years old
1984 | 91 years old
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