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
Mary Tudor I reestablishes Roman Catholicism as the official religion of England.
Madonna releases Like a Virgin, the follow-up to her debut album and her first to hit No. 1.
Crown Prince Akihito becomes Japan's emperor. His reign begins a new era, known as Heisei, or "Achieving Peace."
Playwright Eugene O'Neill is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Leonid Ilich Brezhnev is succeeded as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee by Yuri Andropov.
President Bill Clinton signs a bill repealing the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, breaking the barrier between commercial and investment banks.
An audiotaped statement believed to belong to Osama bin Laden is broadcast, praising recent terrorist attacks in various countries.
Born on This Day
Born: November 12, 1982
Age: 31 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1979 | 34 years old
Theater Actress, Television Actress
1980 | 33 years old
Film Actress, Princess / 1929 - 1982
A highly popular film actress in the 1950s, Grace Kelly starred in movies such as Dial M for Murder and To Catch a Thief. She married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Born: November 12, 1929
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Princess
Environmental Activist, Engineer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Philanthropist / 1945 -
Neil Young is one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of his generation, known for writing and recording such time-transcending songs as "Old Man," "Harvest Moon" and "Heart of Gold."
1945 | 68 years old
Environmental Activist, Engineer, ...
1961 | 52 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 12, 1994
Age: 54 years old
Place: Brentwood, Tennessee , United States
Occupation: Track and Field Athlete
1981 | 63 years old
2003 | 95 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Singer
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