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
Robert Koch announces his discovery of the bacterium that's responsible for tuberculosis.
Tennesee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens on Broadway.
National security aides Oliver North and John Poindexter plead not guilty in the Iran-Contra affair.
Actress Halle Berry becomes the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for best actress.
Born on This Day
Born: March 24, 1930
Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1976 | 37 years old
1951 | 62 years old
Born: March 24, 1874
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
1962 | 51 years old
Lawyer, Judge, Talk Show Host
Film Actress, Television Actress / 1974 -
Alyson Hannigan got her start by starring on the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, followed by a recurring role in the American Pie movie trilogy. Since 2005, she has starred on TV's How I Met Your Mother.
1974 | 39 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Died on This Day
Author / 1828 - 1905
Jules Verne was a 19th century French author whose revolutionary science-fiction novels, including Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, have entranced readers for more than a century.
Died: March 24, 1905
Age: 77 years old
Place: Amiens , France
1882 | 75 years old
1603 | 69 years old
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