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
William the Conqueror invades England.
First Lady Betty Ford undergoes a mastectomy. Her public openness about breast cancer and her treatment inspires other women to get tested.
Trumpeter Miles Davis—whose ever-evolving musicianship defined key periods and movements in jazz—dies at 65 from respiratory failure, pneumonia, and a stroke.
Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing fungus in his laboratory, accidentally discovering penicillin.
Anwar el-Sadat assumes the Egyptian presidency following the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Garth Brooks' Ropin’ the Wind becomes the first country album to debut at number one on the pop charts.
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution opens to limited U.S. release. The erotic thriller tells the story of a young female spy in World War II Shanghai.
Born on This Day
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress, Pin-up / 1934 -
Brigitte Bardot is a French dancer, model and actress who became an international icon in the 1950s and '60s with films like And God Created Women and Contempt.
Born: September 28, 1934
Age: 79 years old
Birthplace: Paris, France
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress, ...
1967 | 46 years old
Women's Rights Activist, ...
1901 | 73 years old
Born: September 28, 1968
Age: 45 years old
Birthplace: Shoreham, England
Occupation: Film Actress
1924 | 72 years old
551 | -73 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 28, 1991
Age: 65 years old
Place: Santa Monica, California , United States
1895 | 72 years old
Inventor, Doctor, Chemist
2000 | 80 years old
Golfer, Tennis Player / 1927 - 2003
Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to compete at the U.S. National Championships in 1950, and the first black player to compete at Wimbledon in 1951. She also broke racial barriers in professional golf.
Died: September 28, 2003
Age: 76 years old
Place: East Orange, New Jersey , United States
Occupation: Golfer, Tennis Player
2003 | 94 years old
1964 | 75 years old
Film Actor, Comedian
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