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
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career.
President Reagan causes a frenzy when he jokes on live radio that he “signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”
While hunting for elk, explorer Meriwether Lewis is shot in the hip.
Surf champ Duke Kahanamoku breaks the world 100-yard freestyle record when he uses an Australian crawl stroke and flutter kick to swim across Honolulu Harbor.
Actor Jason Priestley suffers major physical trauma from a race car crash at Kentucky Speedway.
Born on This Day
Born: August 11, 1950
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Computer Programmer, ...
1921 | 70 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Athlete, Reality Television Star / 1953 -
Hulk Hogan was one of the most beloved figures in the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, known for his flamboyance and the frenzy of his fans—Hulkamania.
1953 | 60 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Athlete, ...
Radio Talk Show Host, Evangelist, Minister, Pastor, Television Personality / 1933 - 2007
Jerry Falwell is a religious leader, political activist and television evangelist. He restarted The Moral Majority Coalition in 2004.
Born: August 11, 1933
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Radio Talk Show Host, Evangelist, ...
1943 | 70 years old
General, World Leader
1965 | 48 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress
Died on This Day
Died: August 11, 1956
Age: 44 years old
Place: East Hampton, New York , United States
1919 | 83 years old
1937 | 75 years old
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