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
While sailing near the Dominican Republic, Christopher Columbus spots manatees but misidentifies them as mermaids.
The TV western "Rawhide," starring Clint Eastwood, premieres and goes on to last seven seasons.
Howard Hughes surfaces from seclusion to declare that Clifford Irving's upcoming biography about him is a fake.
Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone during the keynote address at the annual Macworld conference.
Born on This Day
Born: January 9, 1944
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: Heston, England
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Music Producer
Philosopher, Women's Rights Activist, Academic Author, Journalist / 1908 - 1986
French writer Simone de Beauvoir laid the foundation for the modern feminist movement. Also an existentialist philosopher, she had a romance with Jean-Paul Sartre.
1908 | 78 years old
Philosopher, Women's Rights Activist, ...
Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Environmental Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Guitarist, Singer / 1941 -
Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist who is best known for her distinctive voice and for her role in popularizing the music of Bob Dylan.
1941 | 72 years old
Children's Activist, ...
Born: January 9, 1982
Age: 31 years old
Birthplace: Reading, England, United Kingdom
1913 | 81 years old
1967 | 46 years old
Died on This Day
Died: January 9, 1923
Age: 34 years old
Place: Fontainebleau , France
1946 | 42 years old
1799 | 80 years old
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