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
Napoleon retreats from Russia and crosses the Berezina River with heavy losses. Today, "Berezina" is a synonym for "disaster" in French.
Explorer Richard Byrd and three companions make the first flight over the South Pole and back to their airbase in 18 hours and 41 minutes
Future Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer B. B. King opens for the Rolling Stones at the Boston Garden.
Stating they were gifts, Pablo Picasso's former electrician reveals he has 271 previously unknown works by the artist.
Cole Porter's two-act comedic musical Gay Divorce premieres on Broadway.
Born on This Day
Born: November 29, 1964
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1942 | 70 years old
1832 | 55 years old
Game Show Host, Talk Show Host, Television Producer / 1955 -
American actor, comedian and television personality Howie Mandel is best known for creating the cartoon series Bobby's World and hosting Deal or No Deal.
Born: November 29, 1955
Age: 57 years old
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Occupation: Game Show Host, Talk Show Host, ...
1898 | 64 years old
1954 | 58 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 29, 2001
Age: 58 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Religious Leader, Editor, Journalist / 1897 - 1980
Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.
1980 | 83 years old
Women's Rights Activist, ...
1981 | 43 years old
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