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
French engineer Gustave Eiffel presents the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Robert De Niro wins the Academy Award for best actor for his role in Raging Bull.
Author Toni Morrison wins the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Beloved.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist / 1971 -
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor first received worldwide acclaim with his role in Trainspotting, and has since played Obi-Wan in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Born: March 31, 1971
Age: 42 years old
Birthplace: Crieff, Scotland
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Philosopher, Mathematician, Scientist, Academic Author / 1596 - 1650
Philosopher and mathematician René Descartes is regarded as the father of modern philosophy for defining a starting point for existence, “I think; therefore I am.”
1596 | 53 years old
Philosopher, Mathematician, ...
Business Leader, Fashion Designer / 1929 - 2007
Liz Claiborne was a fashion designer and icon who created a clothing empire. She's also the first woman to found a company (Liz Claiborne Inc.) that landed on the Fortune 500 list.
1929 | 78 years old
Business Leader, Fashion Designer
Born: March 31, 1943
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
1927 | 66 years old
1948 | 65 years old
Environmental Activist, ...
Died on This Day
Died: March 31, 1995
Age: 23 years old
Place: Corpus Christi, Texas , United States
1993 | 28 years old
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist / 1643 - 1727
English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, most famous for his law of gravitation, was instrumental in the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
1727 | 84 years old
Philosopher, Mathematician, ...
Died: March 31, 1980
Age: 66 years old
Place: Tucson, Arizona , United States
Occupation: Track and Field Athlete
2005 | 84 years old
1855 | 38 years old
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profile name: Toni Morrison profile occupation: Writer
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