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
Track and field athlete Jesse Owens sets three world records and ties a fourth.
President John F. Kennedy declares the goal of putting an American on the moon before decade’s end, fueling the "space race" with the Soviet Union.
After 25 years, media mogul and queen of daytime talk Oprah Winfrey concludes her television program, The Oprah Winfrey Show.
President William McKinley signs the Lacey Act, the nation's first federal wildlife protection law.
St. Louis historic landmark the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, also known as the Gateway Arch, is dedicated by Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
Carrie Underwood wins the fourth season of American Idol, soon becoming an award-winning country music artist.
Enron executive Kenneth Lay is found guilty of six counts of conspiracy and fraud.
Born on This Day
Born: May 25, 1963
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
1939 | 74 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Film Actor, ...
Race Car Driver, Television Personality / 1982 -
Danica Patrick is a female race car driver and has set several records for women drivers, including becoming the first woman to lead the Indy 500 and the first woman to win the pole position at the Daytona 500.
1982 | 31 years old
Race Car Driver, Television Personality
Born: May 25, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Aurora, Ohio, United States
1803 | 78 years old
Philosopher, Journalist, Poet
1878 | 71 years old
Film Actor, Dancer
Died on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur / 1867 - 1919
Madam C.J. Walker was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. Her business was worth more than $1 million at the time of her death.
Died: May 25, 1919
Age: 51 years old
Place: Irvington-on-Hudson, New York , United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur
1949 | 71 years old
Film Actor, Dancer
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Director, Television Personality / 1931 - 2007
Charles Nelson Reilly was a Tony-Award winning actor also known for a variety of roles on TV programs, including The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and The Match Game.
2007 | 76 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
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