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
The city of Jerusalem falls to forces led by Roman emperor Titus, who orders the destruction of the Second Temple, an important Jewish shrine.
Desmond Tutu becomes the Archbishop of Capetown, becoming the first black leader of South Africa’s Anglican Church.
Rapper Tupac Shakur is shot in Las Vegas. He dies from his injuries six days later.
Primetime sitcom The Flying Nun, starring Sally Field, premieres on ABC and runs for three seasons.
Provocative tennis star John McEnroe defeats career rival Bjorn Borg at the U.S. Open to win his second consecutive title at age 21.
Actor Charlie Sheen leaves a rehabilitation center after checking himself in a month earlier for drug abuse problems.
Born on This Day
Born: September 7, 1936
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
1950 | 63 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
1950 | 63 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer / 1951 -
Chrissie Hynde came to fame as the frontwoman for the Pretenders. Hits "Brass in Pocket" and "My City Was Gone" became rock anthems in the 1970s and '80s.
Born: September 7, 1951
Age: 62 years old
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Songwriter, ...
1909 | 94 years old
1930 | 83 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 7, 1978
Age: 32 years old
Place: London, England , United Kingdom
1981 | 49 years old
1922 | 69 years old
Doctor, Surgeon, Scientist
Died: September 7, 1949
Age: 65 years old
Place: Mexico City , Mexico
Occupation: Illustrator, Painter
1997 | 66 years old
Activist, Journalist, Poet / 1807 - 1892
John Greenleaf Whittier was an American poet and abolitionist who, in the latter part of his life, was a household name in both England and the United States.
1892 | 84 years old
Activist, Journalist, Poet
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