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
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is held in Atlanta. The civil rights organization later elects Martin Luther King, Jr. as its president.
Known for her line of suits and introducing the little black dress, fashion designer Coco Chanel dies at 91 in her apartment at the Ritz Hotel in Paris.
The Sopranos premieres, with James Gandolfini starring as a New Jersey Mafia boss.
Steve Case becomes chairman of the new AOL Time Warner, one of the largest media mergers that forms a company worth $350 billion.
Masterpiece Theatre, hosted by Alistair Cooke, presents its first program.
Born on This Day
Born: January 10, 1945
Age: 68 years old
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
1953 | 60 years old
1869 | 47 years old
Born: January 10, 1949
Age: 64 years old
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States
Occupation: Boxer, Entrepreneur, Minister
1939 | 37 years old
1949 | 53 years old
Died on This Day
Died: January 10, 1971
Age: 87 years old
Place: Paris , France
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Inventor / 1814 - 1862
Samuel Colt was an inventor and industrialist who created the revolver—most notably the .45-calibre Peacemaker model, introduced in 1873—and paved the way for the interchangeable parts system of manufacturing.
1862 | 47 years old
1976 | 65 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Theater Actor, Folk Hero, Military Leader / 1846 - 1917Hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo earned Buffalo Bill Cody his nickname, and his status as an Old West legend was cemented with his traveling Wild West show.
Died: January 10, 1917
Age: 70 years old
Place: Denver, Colorado , United States
Occupation: Theater Actor, Folk Hero, ...
1951 | 65 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1941 - 2004
Actor, playwright and screenwriter Spalding Gray wrote and performed his own roles in Monster in a Box and Gray’s Anatomy; both became feature films.
2004 | 62 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
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