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
Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sails via the passage that now bears his name, the Strait of Magellan, into the Pacific from the Atlantic.
Nancy Astor is the first woman to serve in the British Parliament after campaigning to take over her husband's seat in the House of Commons.
Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" from The Bodyguard soundtrack rockets to the top of the Hot 100 chart, where it spends 14 weeks.
Actor Anthony Perkins stars in the premiere of the Broadway play Look Homeward, Angel.
The Shangri-Las' single "Leader of the Pack," co-written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and George Morton, reaches number one.
Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson is fired by team president Dick Wagner.
Pope Benedict XVI travels to Ankara, Turkey, on his first trip as pope to a predominantly Muslim country.
Born on This Day
Born: November 28, 1962
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Comedian, Talk Show Host, Writer
1943 | 69 years old
Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
1959 | 53 years old
Born: November 28, 1967
Birthplace: Mexia, Texas, United States
Occupation: Pin-up, Reality Television Star
1950 | 62 years old
1929 | 83 years old
Died on This Day
Serial Killer / 1960 - 1994
Notorious sex offender and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 men between from 1978 to 1991. He was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms, and then murdered by a fellow prison inmate in 1994.
Died: November 28, 1994
Age: 34 years old
Place: Portage, Wisconsin , United States
Occupation: Serial Killer
2010 | 84 years old
1859 | 76 years old
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