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 Quincy Adams is elected to the Presidency by the House of Representatives after no candidates receive an electoral vote majority.
Boxer Joe Louis defeats opponent Arturo Godoy in 15 rounds, earning him the heavyweight championship title.
Senator Joseph McCarthy claims that 200 Americans in the U.S. State Department are "known communists."
More than 70 million Americans tune in to watch the Beatles' first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Born on This Day
Environmental Activist, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer / 1942 -
American singer and songwriter Carole King has written or co-written over 400 songs that have been recorded by more than 1,000 artists.
Born: February 9, 1942
Age: 71 years old
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Environmental Activist, Songwriter, ...
1945 | 68 years old
1943 | 70 years old
Born: February 9, 1944
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, ...
1953 | 60 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1923 | 41 years old
Journalist, Author, Playwright
Died on This Day
Died: February 9, 1881
Age: 59 years old
Place: St. Petersburg , Russia
1981 | 55 years old
Philanthropist, Political Leader, Princess / 1930 - 2002Princess Margaret was the youngest daughter of Queen Elizabeth and George VI. Her troubled private life aroused worldwide sympathy and constant controversy.
2002 | 71 years old
Philanthropist, Political Leader, ...
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