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
Roman Emperor Frederick II is excommunicated from the Catholic Church for not participating in the Crusades.
New York Giants centerfielder Willie Mays makes an amazing catch during the World Series. The play goes down as one of the greatest in baseball history.
John Paul II becomes the first reigning pope to visit Ireland as he calls on the Irish people to return to “the ways of peace.”
Representative Mark Foley resigns amid allegations that he sent sexually explicit emails and instant messages to congressional pages.
Mary Lou Retton, America's sweetheart and Olympic gold medal gymnast, retires from competition.
Terry Nichols goes on trial for the Oklahoma City bombing.
John Roberts is sworn in as the 17th chief justice of the United States at a ceremony in the White House's East Room.
Born on This Day
Born: September 29, 1935
Age: 78 years old
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
1936 | 77 years old
Entrepreneur, Prime Minister
1547 | 68 years old
Military Leader, Writer
Born: September 29, 1943
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Popowo, Poland
Occupation: Activist, World Leader
Film Actor, Television Actor, Guitarist, Singer / 1907 - 1998
Actor Gene Autry, also known as the "Singing Cowboy," starred in Western movies from the 1930s to the early '60s. He won two Grammy Hall of Fame Awards for his work.
1907 | 91 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1942 | 57 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 29, 1997
Age: 73 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Illustrator, Painter
1998 | 80 years old
Police Officer, Lawyer, Mayor
1973 | 66 years old
Author, Playwright, Poet
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profile name: Mary Lou Retton profile occupation: Gymnast
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profile name: Terry Nichols profile occupation: Terrorist
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profile name: John Roberts profile occupation: Supreme Court Justice
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profile name: Lorraine Bracco profile occupation: Television Actress
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profile name: Leo McCarey profile occupation: Director
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