What's New at On This Day

New Famous People


New Historical Events

  • 1947-04-01 Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island) by Osamu Tezuka published, first manga cartoon in tankōbon form
  • 1952-02-04 Tetsuwan Atom by Osamu Tezuka first published in Weekly Shonen Magazine in Japan
  • 1984-08-03 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)
  • 1996-08-02 The star-studded United States men's basketball team beats Yugoslavia 95-69 to win the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
  • 1996-08-03 American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1996-08-03 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin of Spain wins the 52.2k road time trial in 1:04:05, 12 seconds ahead of countryman Abraham Olano at the Atlanta Olympics
  • 1997-08-03 Manchester United beats Chelsea 4-2 on penalties to win the Charity Shield, after a bad-tempered 1-all draw at Wembley
  • 1999-08-03 Arsenal FC completes a huge signing coup snapping up ace French striker Thierry Henry for a bargain £10 million from Italian club Juventus.
  • 2012-08-03 American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 2018-07-06 Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing
  • 2018-07-14 Russian covert agent Maria Butina arrested by the FBI in Washington DC., charged with being unregistered foreign agent
  • 2018-07-16 US President Trump appears to accept word of Russian President Putin over US intelligence services in meddling in US 2016 election, in interview at summit in Helsinki
  • 2018-07-17 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, DC: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs
  • 2018-07-17 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record
  • 2018-07-18 Elon Musk apologises for calling British caver diver in Thai rescue "pedo guy" after widespread criticism and fall in Tesla stock price

New Famous Birthdays

  • 1566-11-25 John Heminges, English actor and member of The Kings Men, editor of Shakespeare's First Folio, born in Droitwich, Worcestershire (d. 1630) (baptism date)
  • 1845-11-14 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (Fondamenti per la teorica delle funzioni di variabili reali), born in Pisa, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (d. 1918)
  • 1891-08-12 John McDermott, American golfer (US Open 1911, 12), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1971)
  • 1894-07-17 Georges Lemaître, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1910-12-18 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby, cricket player (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d.2010)
  • 1917-03-25 Nancy Barbato Sinatra, first wife and life-long friend of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1918-12-13 Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), born in Fresno, California (d. 1955)
  • 1925-11-09 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), born in Penola, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1926-10-21 Bob Rosburg, American golfer, analyst (PGA Championship 1959), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • 1930-08-12 George Soros [György Schwartz], Hungarian-American investor and political activist (Open Society Foundation), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1964-07-13 Damon Johnson, American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders), born in Macon, Georgia
  • 1966-08-24 Jon Sieben, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1984), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1978-07-21 Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan
  • 1991-08-18 Liz Cambage, Australian basketball player (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England
  • 1995-05-10 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Pasadena, California

New Famous Weddings

  • 1597-04-27 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries widow Barbara Müller
  • 1613-10-30 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries his second wife Susanna Reuttinger
  • 2007-07-06 NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker (25) weds Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria (32) at a civil ceremony in Paris, France
  • 2008-07-21 Actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai and actress and singer Carina Lau marry in Bhutan
  • 2018-06-30 "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (32) marries Karl Cook (26) in San Diego, California

New Famous Divorces

  • 1769-03-23 Augustus FitzRoy, English Duke of Grafton divorces the Duchess of Grafton, (formerly Hon. Anne Liddell) by an Act of Parliament
  • 2001-08-08 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman divorce after 10 years of marriage
  • 2015-07-20 County singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years of marriage

New Famous Deaths

  • 1990-06-30 Dudu Pukwana [Mtutuzel], South African saxophonist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1997-05-26 Jack Jersey, Indonesian-Dutch singer and producer, dies at 55
  • 2002-01-17 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • 2004-02-17 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australian 100m dash (Olympic bronze 1948), dies at 78
  • 2007-09-05 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), dies at 68
  • 2007-11-08 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer and political scientist, dies at 74
  • 2008-02-13 Henri Salvador, French Caribbean singer, dies at 90
  • 2009-07-12 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer and poet, dies at 80
  • 2009-11-29 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, dies at 67
  • 2011-03-09 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), dies at 86
  • 2011-03-10 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 86
  • 2017-01-27 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, dies at 89
  • 2018-02-16 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), dies at 92
  • 2018-02-28 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader (69th Shankaracharya Guru), dies at 82
  • 2018-05-05 Ludwig Harig, German writer, dies at 90