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
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. donates 18 acres of land in New York City to house the United Nations.
Financier Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball after taking the New York Yankees to the World Series 10 times.
Langston Hughes' musical Black Nativity opens on Broadway.
Born on This Day
Born: December 11, 1926
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
1931 | 81 years old
1967 | 45 years old
Actress / 1947 -
American actress Teri Garr is best known for her role as Dustin Hoffman's neurotic girlfriend in the comedy hit Tootsie (1981). Other notable roles include The Conversation (1974), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Mr. Mom (1983).
Born: December 11, 1947
Age: 65 years old
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
1943 | 69 years old
Business Leader / 1950 - 1988Heiress and businesswoman Christina Onassis was the daughter of self-made Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis. Her father married Jackie Kennedy.
1950 | 37 years old
Died on This Day
Died: December 11, 2008
Age: 85 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Entrepreneur / 1810 - 1880Oliver Fisher Winchester operated the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., which provided rifles and ammunition used in the Civil War and by American settlers.
1880 | 70 years old
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