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
The Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France to handle peace negotiations with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War.
Albert Einstein publishes his theory of relativity in a German journal of physics.
Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, spurring the environmental movement.
The Tonight Show, hosted by Steve Allen, debuts on NBC.
Born on This Day
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1972 -
Gwyneth Paltrow is an American actress best known for her lead roles in Seven (1995), Emma (1996) and Great Expectations (1998). In 1998 she won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Shakespeare in Love.
Born: September 27, 1972
Age: 40 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1947 | 65 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Singer
Television Actor, Singer, Television Producer, Screenwriter / 1958 -
Shaun Cassidy became a pop music sensation in the 1970s, much like his older half-brother David Cassidy. His first two albums sold more than 5 million copies.
1958 | 54 years old
Television Actor, Singer, ...
Born: September 27, 1982
Age: 30 years old
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1984 | 28 years old
1885 | 80 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 27, 1917
Age: 83 years old
Place: Paris , France
2009 | 79 years old
Disc Jockey, Television Personality / 1937 - 1995Alison Steele Radio disc jockey from Brooklyn, NY. She broadcast on WNEW-FM as “Nightbird” and was one of the first female disc jockeys on the radio.
1995 | 58 years old
Disc Jockey, Television Personality
Died: September 27, 1965
Age: 60 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1876 | 59 years old
1944 | 82 years old
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