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
Politician and inventor Benjamin Franklin writes a letter to friend George Whatley, providing the first details on his newest invention: bifocals.
The New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is dedicated by President William Howard Taft, opening to the public the following day.
Boxer Joe Louis defeats Buddy Baer to retain the heavyweight title.
Israel announces its capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, who was in hiding in Argentina.
Born on This Day
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer / 1974 -
Jewel is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter, poet and actress. Her debut album Pieces of You yielded the hit single "Who Will Save Your Soul."
Born: May 23, 1974
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1928 | 74 years old
Film Actress, Singer
1958 | 55 years old
Television Actor, Comedian, ...
Born: May 23, 1933
Age: 80 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
1954 | 59 years old
1810 | 40 years old
Women's Rights Activist, ...
Died on This Day
Died: May 23, 1868
Age: 58 years old
Place: Fort Lyon, Colorado , United States
Occupation: Explorer, Folk Hero, Military Leader
1937 | 97 years old
1906 | 78 years old
Died: May 23, 1999
Age: 34 years old
Place: Kansas City, Missouri , United States
Murderer, Thief / 1910 - 1934
Half of the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie Parker became one of America's most famous outlaws. She and partner Clyde Barrow robbed banks and small businesses, leaving a bloody train of murder victims in their wake.
1934 | 23 years old
1934 | 25 years old
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