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
Frederick Douglass makes his dramatic escape from slavery, boarding a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Apple co-founder Stephen Wozniak’s US Festival, a three-day concert with acts including Pat Benatar, the B-52s and the Kinks, opens during a scorching heat wave.
In the wake of criticism regarding the slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina, President George W. Bush sends 7,000 more troops to the Gulf Coast.
David Bowie graces the cover of Architectural Digest. He is the first human on the magazine's cover in four years.
Pierre Omidyar founds online auction site eBay. One of the first auction items is a broken laser pointer, which sells for $14.83.
Andre Agassi emotionally announces his retirement from professional tennis at age 36 and receives a standing ovation from 20,000 fans.
After embarking on a flight in his single-engine plane, millionaire Steve Fossett disappears. His remains are found a year later in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Born on This Day
Born: September 3, 1965
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
1971 | 42 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Singer, Television Personality / 1910 - 2007
Actress, singer, television personality and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle is best known for her long run as a panelist on the television show To Tell The Truth.
1910 | 96 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Professional Skateboarder, Professional Snowboarder / 1986 -
American skateboarder and snowboarder Shaun White, known as the "Flying Tomato," is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He has also won multiple Summer and Winter X Games medals.
Born: September 3, 1986
Age: 27 years old
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Occupation: Professional Skateboarder, ...
1955 | 58 years old
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor / 1875 - 1951
Ferdinand Porsche founded the Porsche car company in 1931. In the early 1920s, he oversaw the development of the Mercedes compressor car, and later developed the first designs of the Volkswagen car with his son, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche.
1875 | 75 years old
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Died on This Day
Died: September 3, 2012
Age: 54 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1991 | 94 years old
1970 | 57 years old
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