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
On the Road by Jack Kerouac is published. The novel becomes the defining work of the 1950s Beat Generation.
The novel Doctor Zhivago, an epic love story by Russian writer Boris Pasternak, is published in the United States.
Katie Couric makes her debut as an evening network anchor on CBS Evening News after 15 years on NBC's Today.
Apple, under the leadership of Steve Jobs, launches the iTouch, a device combining features from the iPhone and iPod.
The Republic of Texas elects Sam Houston as its president.
Cassius Clay, age 18, defeats Zigzy Pietrzykowski of Poland, winning the gold medal in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome.
TV talk show The Merv Griffin Show airs for the last time.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun whose charitable works touched the world, dies at 87 after several years of deteriorating health.
Born on This Day
Born: September 5, 1946
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
1912 | 79 years old
1940 | 73 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, Model
Died on This Day
Died: September 5, 1997
Age: 87 years old
Place: Calcutta , India
1877 | 35 years old
Folk Hero, Warrior, Political Leader
Philosopher, Academic Author, Sociologist / 1798 - 1857
French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798–1857) greatly advanced the field of social science, giving it the name "sociology" and influenced many 19th-century social intellectuals.
1857 | 59 years old
Philosopher, Academic Author, ...
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profile name: Boris Pasternak profile occupation: Poet
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profile name: Saddam Hussein profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Katie Couric profile occupation: Talk Show Host
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profile name: Steve Jobs profile occupation: Inventor
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profile name: Sam Houston profile occupation: Lawyer
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profile name: Merv Griffin profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Jimmy Reed profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Julie Kavner profile occupation: Television Actor
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profile name: Mark Foley profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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profile name: Marjorie Lee Browne profile occupation: Mathematician
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