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
Edward Jenner inoculates a boy with the cowpox virus, which leads to the formulation of a vaccine for smallpox, a disease that had killed millions.
As part of a frontier exploration team, Native American interpreter Sacagawea saves many important papers after a boat nearly capsizes.
The novel "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf is published, later becoming one of her most acclaimed works.
The show about nothing, "Seinfeld," starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, concludes its final and ninth season by sending the lead characters to jail.
English settlers land in Jamestown, Virginia, later choosing John Smith as their political leader.
Following the death of his father, 4-year-old Louis XIV becomes king of France.
Composer Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" is first performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Renowned network television and radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas retires after 46 years on the air at CBS.
Born on This Day
Born: May 14, 1944
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
1960 | 53 years old
Actress, Director, Producer, Screenwriter / 1971 -
Sofia Coppola is a film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. She directed The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation, winning an Oscar for the latter.
1971 | 42 years old
Actress, Director, Producer, ...
Film Actress / 1969 -Cate Blanchett is an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in several esteemed films, including Elizabeth, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Aviator.
Born: May 14, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Melborne, Australia
Occupation: Film Actress
1952 | 61 years old
1984 | 29 years old
Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, ...
Died on This Day
Died: May 14, 1987
Age: 68 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Dancer, Pin-up
Film Actor, Television Actor, Television Personality / 1919 - 2003Actor Robert Stack was in over 40 films but is best known for his television work in ABC's drama series The Untouchables and as the host of Unsolved Mysteries.
2003 | 84 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1998 | 82 years old
Film Actor, Singer
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