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.
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A federal district court orders the University of Georgia to immediately admit Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes as students.
Born on This Day
Born: January 6, 1968
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Actor, Comedian / 1955 -
Comic actor and writer Rowan Atkinson starred on the TV series Not the Nine O'clock News and Blackadder. He is best known for his infamous role as Mr. Bean in the television series and 1997 feature film of the same name.
1955 | 59 years old
Director, Television Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1954 - 2008
Anthony Minghella was an Academy Award-winning director best known for his adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient. Released in 1996, the film claimed the Oscar for best picture in 1997.
1954 | 54 years old
Director, Television Producer, ...
Born: January 6, 1960
Age: 54 years old
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
1944 | 69 years old
1931 | 83 years old
Died on This Day
Songwriter, Singer, Trumpet Player / 1917 - 1993
A jazz trumpeter and composer, Dizzy Gillespie played with Charlie Parker and developed the music known as "bebop." His best-known compositions include "Oop Bob Sh' Bam," "Groovin' High," "Salt Peanuts" and "A Night in Tunisia."
Died: January 6, 1993
Age: 75 years old
Place: Englewood, New Jersey , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer, Trumpet Player
Botanist / 1822 - 1884
Gregor Mendel was an Austrian monk who discovered the basic principles of heredity through experiments in his garden. Mendel's observations became the foundation of modern genetics and the study of heredity, and he is widely considered a pioneer in the field of genetics.
1884 | 61 years old
2006 | 72 years old
Environmental Activist, Warrior, Governor, U.S. President / 1858 - 1919
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.
Died: January 6, 1919
Age: 60 years old
Place: Oyster Bay, New York , United States
Occupation: Environmental Activist, Warrior, ...
1852 | 43 years old
1949 | 59 years old
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