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
Booker T. Washington delivers his "Atlanta Compromise" speech to a racially mixed Southern audience.
Alduous Huxley, who would one day write the novel Brave New World, is hired at Eton College. One of his students, Eric Blair, will later use the pen name George Orwell.
Ted Turner pledges $1 billion to the United Nations.
Future U.S. president Jimmy Carter files a UFO sighting report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP).
Heiress Patty Hearst is captured by the FBI after 19 months with the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Chicago Cubs player Sammy Sosa makes major league baseball history by hitting 60 home runs in each of two seasons.
Psychedelic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix dies from complications due to taking a sedative that mixes with drugs and alcohol in his system. He was 27.
Born on This Day
Cyclist, Philanthropist / 1971 -
Lance Armstrong is a professional American cyclist and testicular cancer survivor who, in 2012, was stripped of the seven Tour de France titles he won from 1999 to 2005 due to evidence of performance-enhancing drug use.
Born: September 18, 1971
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States
Occupation: Cyclist, Philanthropist
1961 | 51 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1905 | 84 years old
Born: September 18, 1971
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
1939 | 73 years old
Film Actor, Singer
Film Actor, Television Actor / 1933 -
Robert Blake is an Emmy-winning actor known for his film roles and as the star of the '70s cop drama Baretta. He's also known for the murder trial of his second wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley.
1933 | 79 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
Died on This Day
Died: September 18, 1970
Age: 27 years old
Place: London , United Kingdom
1180 | 60 years old
1964 | 84 years old
Activist, Journalist, Playwright
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