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
Bruno Hauptmann is arrested and charged with kidnapping and murdering the son of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh.
The New York Times and the Washington Post print the manifesto of the Unabomber, later identified as Ted Kaczynski; he vowed to kill again if not published.
Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski is sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for 22 counts of grand larceny for the mishandling of funds.
Using his famous knife, Jim Bowie stabs a Louisiana banker.
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns that he cannot visit Disneyland.
Chubby Checker's record “The Twist” hits number one on the music charts and launches a worldwide dance craze.
Born on This Day
Born: September 19, 1974
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Comedian, Talk Show Host
1941 | 32 years old
1949 | 64 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Pin-up
Born: September 19, 1960
Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
1926 | 87 years old
Educator, Actor, ...
1948 | 65 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Entrepreneur / 1907 - 1995
Popular popcorn salesman, Orville Redenbacher got his start selling kernels from the back of his car. He's now recognized as the face of Orville Redenbacher Popcorn.
Died: September 19, 1995
Age: 88 years old
Place: Coronado, California , United States
1881 | 49 years old
General, U.S. President, ...
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profile name: Charles Lindbergh profile occupation: Pilot
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profile name: Paul Simon profile occupation: Songwriter
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profile name: Ted Kaczynski profile occupation: Terrorist
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profile name: Dennis Kozlowski profile occupation: Business Leader
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profile name: Jim Bowie profile occupation: Folk Hero
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profile name: Nikita Khrushchev profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Chubby Checker profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Martin Scorsese profile occupation: Director
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profile name: Joseph O'Connor profile occupation: Author
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profile name: Kevin Rudd profile occupation: Prime Minister
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profile name: Ségolène Royal profile occupation: Political Leader
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profile name: Caesar Augustus profile occupation: Emperor
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