Welcome to the dates dictonery

The complete guide for learning what happened on a specific date, fun and crazy facts, holidays and speial events that heppend on any day.


what-happened-on gives you almost all the interesting facts there is to know about any date from the day you were born until today!
Interesting facts, strange holidays and event that you could never have imagined exist.
Look for your birthday page or your loved ones birthday page and you'll be surprise the things you'll find there.
Instead of wasting your free time what-happened-on will wait for you with some awesome facts and fun things to learn each and every day.
Feel free to even leave a comment on your favorites days or just say congrats to your loved ones on their birthday wall.


Everybody loves chocolate chips! They're great in cookies, ice cream, crepes and even on their own as a treat. For Chocolate Chip Day, celebrate by making...
Endangered Species Day highlights the plight of many at-risk and critically endangered species of wild...
Bike To Work Day aims to encourage people to use their bike to get to work, which saves energy, protects the environment, and helps you to keep fit.
Straw Hat Day marks the point when your day-to-day felt hats should be put away (until the Felt Hat Day on September 15th), and when you start start to wear a...
'Mmm, pizzaaaa!' as Joey Tribbiani from 'Friends' might once have said, or was it Michelangelo from 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'? Anyway, there is clearly...
Some holidays are there to celebrate events of momentous cultural significance; others are there to remind us of the little things in life. Nylon Stockings Day...

History Facts:

15-05-1602 Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Batholomew Gosnold
15-05-1618 Johannes Kepler discovers his harmonics law
15-05-1753 Whitsunday Term Day
15-05-1836 Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse
15-05-1856 2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized
15-05-1886 American poet Emily Dickinson died
15-05-1911 Sup Court dissolves Standard Oil violates Sherman Antitrust Act
15-05-1918 US Airmail service begins (Wash DC - Philadelphia & NY)
15-05-1930 Ellen Church 1st airline stewardess United flight SF to Cheyenne
15-05-1934 Dept of Justice offers $25 -000 reward for Dillinger - dead or alive
15-05-1940 1st nylon stockings sold in US
15-05-1941 Yanks win 13-1 Joe DiMaggio starts 56 game hitting streak
15-05-1957 18 -000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade
15-05-1958 USSR launched Sputnik III
15-05-1963 Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7 - end US Project Mercury
15-05-1969 Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigned from Supreme Court
15-05-1972 George C Wallace shot & left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer
15-05-1972 Ryukyu Islands returned to Japan after 27 years of US control
15-05-1975 11th Mayor's Trophy Game - Yanks beat Mets 9-4
15-05-1980 Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
15-05-1981 Leonard Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
15-05-1981 Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6

Famous Birthdays:

15-05-1856 L. Frank Baum, children's book author (Wizard of Oz)
15-05-1859 Pierre Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1903)
15-05-1860 Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, 1st wife of Woodrow Wilson
15-05-1862 Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian playwright, novelist
15-05-1890 Katherine Anne Porter, U.S. novelist (Ship of Fools)
15-05-1891 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian playwright, novelist, short-story writer
15-05-1902 Richard Daley, (D), former mayor of Chicago
15-05-1905 Joseph Cotten
15-05-1909 James Mason, Actor (Lolita)
15-05-1910 Constance Cummings
15-05-1918 Eddy Arnold, Country singer
15-05-1918 Joseph Wiseman, Actor
15-05-1919 Wladziu Valentino Liberace, pianist
15-05-1923 Richard Avedon
15-05-1924 Ursula Theiss
15-05-1926 Anthony Shaffer / Peter Shaffer, twin brothers Playwrights
15-05-1936 Anna Marie Alberghetti, Actress, Italy
15-05-1936 Paul Zindel, Playwright
15-05-1937 Trini Lopez, singer
15-05-1942 Lainie Kazan, Bkln, Singer/Actress
15-05-1948 Brian Eno, singer
15-05-1953 George Brett, KC Royals
15-05-1955 Lee Horsley, Actor