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
P.T. Barnum merges his circus with James A. Bailey's to form the "Greatest Show on Earth."
Alfred Hitchock's The Birds, starring actors Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor, is released.
Track and field icon Jesse Owens is posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.
Born on This Day
Songwriter, Singer / 1986 -
Pop icon Lady Gaga's debut album The Fame included hits "Just Dance" and "Poker Face." Her follow-up, The Fame Monster, was nominated for six Grammys.
Born: March 28, 1986
Age: 27 years old
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
Architect, Painter / 1483 - 1520
A leading figure of Italian High Renaissance classicism, Raphael is best known for his "Madonnas," including the Sistine Madonna, and for his large figure compositions in the Palace of the Vatican in Rome.
1483 | 37 years old
1946 | 67 years old
Business Leader, Government Official
Born: March 28, 1970
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1955 | 58 years old
1948 | 65 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Died on This Day
General, U.S. President, Journalist / 1890 - 1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.
Died: March 28, 1969
Age: 78 years old
Place: , United States
Occupation: General, U.S. President, Journalist
1974 | 68 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1985 | 97 years old
Died: March 28, 1941
Age: 59 years old
Place: Near Lewes, East Sussex, England , United Kingdom
Occupation: Journalist, Author
2006 | 88 years old
Lawyer, Government Official
Baseball Player, Basketball Player, Boxer, Football Player, Hockey Player, Track and Field Athlete / 1888 - 1953
Jim Thorpe was a Native American professional football and baseball player, known for his all-around athleticism. He was a gold-medal runner at the 1912 Olympics.
1953 | 64 years old
Baseball Player, Basketball Player, ...
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