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
Mahatma Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest of the British government's decision to separate India's electoral system by caste.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Selective Training and Service Act, requiring all 21- to 36-year-old men to register for the draft.
Israeli commander Ariel Sharon is held responsible for the deaths of Palestinian refugees massacred in Beirut's Sabra and Shatila camps.
Industrialist William C. Durant founds General Motors in Flint, Michigan, by merging the Buick and Oldsmobile car companies.
Welterweight boxer "Sugar" Ray Leonard knocks out the undefeated Thomas "The Hit Man" Hearns, winning the World Boxing Association title.
Steve Jobs leaves Apple following a power struggle in the company's leadership. He will return to Apple exactly 12 years later on this date.
Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer, makes its debut on NBC. The show will go on to air for 11 seasons and win multiple Emmys.
Born on This Day
Born: September 16, 1925
Age: 88 years old
Birthplace: Itta Bena, Mississippi, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actor, Boxer / 1952 -
Mickey Rourke is an American actor who had great success and became a sex symbol in the 1980s. He left acting to box but has recently returned to the screen.
1952 | 61 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actor, ...
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up / 1924 -
Lauren Bacall is an Academy Award-nominated actress known for roles in films like The Big Sleep, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Fan and The Mirror Has Two Faces.
1924 | 89 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Born: September 16, 1971
Age: 42 years old
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1968 | 45 years old
1927 | 83 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: September 16, 1977
Age: 53 years old
Place: Paris , France
2009 | 72 years old
Anti-War Activist, Singer
1977 | 29 years old
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