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
Funeral services are held in Calcutta, India, for Mother Teresa. Thousands of people gather to pay their last respects to the revered nun.
Ty Cobb achieves the American League home run title after hitting his ninth home run.
Margaret Chase Smith wins election to the U.S. Senate, making her the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.
West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur dies from bullet wounds sustained in a drive-by shooting six days earlier in Las Vegas. He was 25.
Oprah Winfrey gives away 276 brand-new cars to her studio audience.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1969 -
Writer, actor, producer, and director Tyler Perry has built an entertainment empire that consists of successful films, plays, and a best-selling book.
Born: September 13, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, ...
1903 | 92 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress
Animal Rights Activist, Fashion Designer / 1971 -
Fashion designer and committed vegetarian Stella McCartney is the daughter of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his late wife, Linda.
1971 | 42 years old
Animal Rights Activist, ...
Born: September 13, 1916
Birthplace: Llandaff, South Wales, United Kingdom
1967 | 46 years old
Track and Field Athlete
1977 | 36 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 13, 1996
Age: 25 years old
Place: Las Vegas, Nevada , United States
2006 | 73 years old
Philosopher, Scholar, Poet / 1265 - 1320
Poet, writer, political thinker. Dante was a Medieval Italian poet and philosopher whose poetic trilogy, The Divine Comedy, made an indelible impression on both literature and theology.
1320 | 55 years old
Philosopher, Scholar, Poet
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