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
Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark return to St. Louis after traveling through the Pacific Northwest.
Bob Marley collapses onstage during a concert in Pittsburgh. It is the last time he performs before cancer takes his life in 1981.
Singer Hank Williams has his last studio session, recording “Your Cheatin' Heart” and other songs.
The Jetsons, a timeless cartoon series about a futuristic family starring Mel Blanc, makes its television debut.
Singer Katy Perry is cut from an episode of Sesame Street when some viewers complain that her outfit is too risque for children.
Born on This Day
Born: September 23, 1949
Age: 64 years old
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
1926 | 40 years old
1959 | 54 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Songwriter, Pianist, Singer / 1930 - 2004
Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul music, integrating R&B, gospel, pop and country to creat hits like "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind." A blind genius, he is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
Born: September 23, 1930
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
1943 | 70 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Singer / 1920 -
Mickey Rooney was a child star best known for his role as Andy Hardy in a long-running film series. He a starred in a number of musicals with Judy Garland.
1920 | 93 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: September 23, 1987
Age: 60 years old
Place: , United States
Occupation: Choreographer, Director
1973 | 69 years old
1940 | 58 years old
Died: September 23, 1939
Age: 83 years old
Place: London , England
Occupation: Scholar, Psychiatrist
1830 | 62 years old
U.S. First Lady
1892 | 70 years old
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profile name: Hank Williams profile occupation: Songwriter
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