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
Aviator Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic, mysteriously disappears during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law, outlawing racial segregation and discrimination.
Six-year-old Shirley Temple negotiates a contract with Fox Film Corporation, taking her salary from $150 to $1,000 a week with a $35,000 bonus for films.
The U.S. Mint releases the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin, making the renowned activist the first woman to have her likeness appear on an official national coin.
Pilot Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world in a hot air balloon. The trip is his sixth attempt and takes 13.5 days to complete.
Born on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Judge, Supreme Court Justice / 1908 - 1993
Thurgood Marshall was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court.
Born: July 2, 1908
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, ...
1964 | 48 years old
1937 | 75 years old
Race Car Driver
Born: July 2, 1986
Age: 26 years old
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
1925 | 37 years old
Civil Rights Activist
1964 | 48 years old
Died on This Day
Died: July 2, 1997
Age: 89 years old
Place: Beverly Hills, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor
1999 | 78 years old
1973 | 56 years old
Film Actress, Pin-up
Died: July 2, 1961
Age: 61 years old
Place: Ketchum, Idaho , United States
1778 | 66 years old
1993 | 66 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
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