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
Military general and revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte becomes France's first emperor.
Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan writes a powerful dissent against the court's decision to uphold racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson.
Pilot Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier during a flight over California.
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announces her engagement to partner Christine Marinoni at a New York rally for gay marriage.
England's Privy Council orders the arrest of writer Christopher Marlowe, who is accused of heresy. Marlowe died in a bar brawl several days later.
New York Yankees power hitter Mickey Mantle hits home runs from both sides of the plate in a single game. He would go on to do this 9 more times throughout his career.
Magic Johnson is named the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
After 10 seasons, the final episode of Murphy Brown airs on CBS. Candice Bergen played the sitcom's title role as an investigative journalist.
Born on This Day
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Comedian, Television Producer, Screenwriter / 1970 -
Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.
Born: May 18, 1970
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1912 | 88 years old
Film, Singer, Television Personality
1946 | 67 years old
Film Actor, Baseball Player
Born: May 18, 1920
Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
1952 | 61 years old
1955 | 58 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
Died on This Day
Died: May 18, 1995
Age: 62 years old
Place: Beverly Hills, California , United States
Occupation: Television Actress, Pin-up
Women's Rights Activist, U.S. Representative / 1880 - 1973
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and was a committed pacifist.
1973 | 92 years old
Women's Rights Activist, ...
1963 | 23 years old
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