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
President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares the day Japan attacks Pearl Harbor "a date which will live in infamy."
Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion retires and is later revered as "the father of the nation."
Born on This Day
Born: December 7, 1956
Age: 57 years old
Birthplace: West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
Occupation: Basketball Player, Coach
1947 | 66 years old
1949 | 64 years old
Actor, Songwriter, Drummer, ...
Born: December 7, 1932
Age: 81 years old
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Songwriter, Singer, Philanthropist / 1942 - 1981
Folk singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, famous in the 1970s for hits like "Cat's in the Cradle," was also a philanthropist dedicated to fighting world hunger.
1942 | 38 years old
Songwriter, Singer, Philanthropist
1928 | 85 years old
Linguist, Anti-War Activist, ...
Died on This Day
Died: December 7, 2010
Age: 61 years old
Place: Chapel Hill, North Carolina , United States
Scholar, Political Scientist, Government Official / 1926 - 2006
Jeane Kirkpatrick was a professor and diplomat who was a close adviser to President Ronald Reagan and the first woman to be U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
2006 | 80 years old
Scholar, Political Scientist, ...
1975 | 78 years old
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profile name: Johnny Bench profile occupation: Baseball Player
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profile name: Tom Waits profile occupation: Actor, Songwriter, Drummer, ...
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profile name: Ellen Burstyn profile occupation: Actress
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profile name: Harry Chapin profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer, Philanthropist
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profile name: Noam Chomsky profile occupation: Linguist, Anti-War Activist, ...
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profile name: Elizabeth Edwards profile occupation: Lawyer
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profile name: Jeane Kirkpatrick profile occupation: Scholar, Political Scientist, ...
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profile name: Thornton Wilder profile occupation: Author, Playwright
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profile name: Franklin D. Roosevelt profile occupation: U.S. President
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profile name: David Ben-Gurion profile occupation: Prime Minister
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profile name: Howard Stern profile occupation: Actor
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profile name: George Clooney profile occupation: Activist
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profile name: Frank Sinatra profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Julia Roberts profile occupation: Television Producer
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profile name: Matt Damon profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Brad Pitt profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Jesse James profile occupation: Murderer
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profile name: Noel Coward profile occupation: Playwright
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profile name: Bo Jackson profile occupation: Baseball Player
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profile name: Flip Wilson profile occupation: Actor
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profile name: Dolores Ibárruri profile occupation: Political Leader
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profile name: Nikolay Danilevsky profile occupation: Journalist
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profile name: Big Mama Thornton profile occupation: Songwriter
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