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 Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne's story of adultery in colonial times, is published.
Inventor Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket; it flies 41 feet high for about two seconds.
Otis Redding's song "Dock of the Bay" becomes the first posthumous single in U.S. history to hit number one.
Scott Peterson is sentenced to death row for killing his pregnant wife, Laci.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Philanthropist / 1926 -
Jerry Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin's comedic partner. The two performed on stage before their film career began in 1949.
Born: March 16, 1926
Age: 87 years old
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Children's Activist, Political Leader, U.S. First Lady / 1912 - 1993
Pat Nixon was the wife of Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States. As first lady, she traveled extensively and championed volunteerism.
1912 | 81 years old
Children's Activist, ...
1911 | 67 years old
Born: March 16, 1967
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
Film Actor, Television Actor, Philanthropist, Reality Television Star / 1949 -As Frank “Ponch” Poncherello on the police drama CHiPs, Erik Estrada became one of the most popular television stars of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
1949 | 64 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1954 | 59 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: March 16, 1975
Age: 64 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
37 | -6 years old
Military Leader, Emperor
1979 | 90 years old
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