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
Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery, fleeing from Maryland to Philadelphia.
A federal judge rules that James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene. It had been banned since its 1922 publication in the United States.
President Harry S. Truman heads to Florida to formally dedicate Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.
Baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson's autograph sells for $23,100.
Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers catches his 101st career touchdown reception, breaking the record held by Steve Largent.
Michael Jackson collapses in the Beacon Theatre while rehearsing for an HBO concert special.
Born on This Day
Born: December 6, 1967
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Syosset, New York, United States
Occupation: Comedian, Filmmaker, ...
Lawyer, Government Official / 1957 -
Andrew Cuomo, the 56th governor of New York, is the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and brother of news anchor Chris Cuomo. He formerly served as New York's attorney general and U.S. secretary of HUD.
1957 | 56 years old
Lawyer, Government Official
1920 | 91 years old
Born: December 6, 1958
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Artist, Filmmaker
1896 | 86 years old
1805 | 65 years old
Died on This Day
Died: December 6, 1988
Age: 52 years old
Place: Hendersonville, Tennessee , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1993 | 85 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
1949 | 64 years old
Murderer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Heath Ledger profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Shoeless Joe Jackson profile occupation: Baseball Player
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profile name: Jerry Rice profile occupation: Football Player
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profile name: Michael Jackson profile occupation: Dancer
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profile name: Noam Chomsky profile occupation: Journalist
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