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
Due to no candidate receiving a majority of electoral votes, Congress decides a presidential election for the first time, giving the win to John Quincy Adams.
Henry Ford's first automobile assembly line begins production, reducing the time it takes to build a car from 10 hours to two.
Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white passenger, sparking a bus boycott.
President Jimmy Carter adds the 137,176-acre Alaskan Aniakchak National Monument to the national parks system.
President Abraham Lincoln gives his State of the Union address to Congress, speaking of the Northern war effort.
Miguel de la Madrid is inaugurated as president of Mexico.
After being the face of NBC Nightly News for nearly 23 years, Tom Brokaw signs off for the last time, saying, "I'll see you along the way."
Born on This Day
Actor, Director, Screenwriter / 1935 -
Woody Allen is an American comedian, filmmaker and writer who directed and starred in two of his most famous films, Annie Hall and Manhattan.
Born: December 1, 1935
Age: 77 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
1970 | 42 years old
1945 | 67 years old
Actress, Comedian, Singer
Born: December 1, 1940
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Songwriter, Singer / 1985 -
Singer Janelle Monáe became an R&B sensation in 2010 with the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, The ArchAndroid.
1985 | 27 years old
1951 | 61 years old
Died on This Day
Died: December 1, 1987
Age: 63 years old
Place: Saint-Paul de Vence , France
1989 | 58 years old
1973 | 87 years old
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