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
George Washington signs the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States.
The first TV newsmagazine, 60 Minutes, premieres on CBS with reporters Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner. The show is still on the air.
The band Nirvana, led by singer/songwriter Kurt Cobain, releases its classic second album, Nevermind, featuring the hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
The Brooklyn Dodgers play their final game at Ebbets Field before owner Walter O'Malley moves the team to Los Angeles.
The Munsters, starring Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, debuts on TV.
Athlete Carl Lewis sets a world record in the 100-meter dash at 9.92 seconds.
Stephen King releases two books at once: the first, Desperation, in his own name, and the second, The Regulators, under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
Born on This Day
Born: September 24, 1896
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
1948 | 49 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1941 | 56 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Photographer
Born: September 24, 1936
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Occupation: Filmmaker, Inventor, Screenwriter
1945 | 68 years old
News Anchor, Journalist
1893 | 36 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 24, 1991
Age: 87 years old
Place: La Jolla, California , United States
Occupation: Illustrator, Author
1920 | 74 years old
2004 | 69 years old
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