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
Bobby Fischer, age 29, becomes the first American to win the World Chess Championship, defeating the USSR's Boris Spassky.
Oceanographer Robert Ballard transmits images of the RMS Titanic shipwreck 25 years after it was located. The boat was found at a depth of 12,000 feet off the coast of Newfoundland.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first novel in the blockbuster Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling, is released in the United States.
Sexual assault charges against NBA star Kobe Bryant are dismissed a week before opening statements are scheduled to begin.
Alexander Graham Bell hires Emma Mills Nutt, the world's first female telephone operator after determining that young boys in that position preferred to focus on pranks instead of work.
Muammar al-Qaddafi leads a coup and assumes power in Libya.
In his first defense of the world heavyweight championship, George Foreman knocks out Jose Roman.
Born on This Day
Singer / 1957 -Cuba native Gloria Estefan fronted the band Miami Sound Machine. Songs like "Conga" and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" topped the charts in the 1980s and 1990s.
Born: September 1, 1957
Age: 56 years old
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
1939 | 74 years old
Actress, Comedian, Writer
1923 | 45 years old
Born: September 1, 1950
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma, United States
Occupation: Talk Show Host
1922 | 84 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1946 | 67 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 1, 1557
Age: 65 years old
Place: Saint-Malo, Brittany , France
2008 | 71 years old
Film Actor, Guitarist, Singer
1838 | 68 years old
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