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
George Custer leads an attack on a sleeping village of peaceful Cheyenne off the Washita River, culminating in a massacre.
Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury as part of a Communist espionage ring.
The Howard Stern Interview premieres on E! Entertainment Television. The first guest on the radio personality's new TV show? Comedian Garry Shandling.
MTV bans Madonna's five-minute video "Justify My Love" for its explicit sexual content.
Golfer Tiger Woods injures himself after crashing his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking revelations about his marital infidelities.
Born on This Day
Born: November 27, 1942
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1957 | 56 years old
Filmmaker, Screenwriter / 1951 -
Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has directed films like Point Break and Zero Dark Thirty. In 2009, she became the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director for The Hurt Locker (2008).
1951 | 62 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, Martial Arts Expert / 1940 - 1973
Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker known for movies like Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon as well as the technique Jeet Kune Do.
Born: November 27, 1940
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1955 | 58 years old
Engineer, Television Personality
1976 | 37 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 27, 1988
Age: 82 years old
Place: Milan , Italy
Occupation: Film Actor
Activist, Political Leader / 1930 - 1978
Harvey Milk became one of the first openly gay officials in the United States in 1977, when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Tragically, he was killed the following year.
1978 | 48 years old
Activist, Political Leader
1953 | 65 years old
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