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
Alabama governor and presidential candidate George Wallace is shot during an outdoor rally and left paralyzed from the waist down.
Steve Jobs gives the press a tour of Apple's first retail store, located in a suburb of Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama announces that he will revive military trials for some Guantanamo detainees.
President Abraham Lincoln signs an act establishing a Department of Agriculture, calling it the "people's department."
Listerine is registered as a trademark. It’s named for Joseph Lister, the founder of antiseptic medicine.
Pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett wins Record of the Year at the 5th Annual Grammy Awards for his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Born on This Day
Born: May 15, 1937
Age: 76 years old
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Occupation: Diplomat, Government Official
1859 | 46 years old
Academic, Chemist, Physicist
1969 | 44 years old
Football Player, Television Personality
Born: May 15, 1981
Age: 32 years old
Birthplace: Jericho, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1948 | 65 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Television Producer, Writer / 1952 -
Actor Chazz Palminteri starred opposite Robert De Niro in the 1993 film adaptation of A Bronx Tale, and performed in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway (1994).
1952 | 61 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: May 15, 2003
Age: 73 years old
Place: Nashville, Tennessee , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
Radio Talk Show Host, Evangelist, Minister, Pastor, Television Personality / 1933 - 2007
Jerry Falwell is a religious leader, political activist and television evangelist. He restarted The Moral Majority Coalition in 2004.
2007 | 73 years old
Radio Talk Show Host, Evangelist, ...
1886 | 55 years old
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profile name: Abraham Lincoln profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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profile name: Joseph Lister profile occupation: Scientist
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profile name: Maurice Chevalier profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Vincente Minnelli profile occupation: Director
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profile name: Tony Bennett profile occupation: Musician
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