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
Chemist Louis Pasteur tests the first rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, the victim of a rabid dog attack. The treatment is a success.
Althea Gibson becomes the first African American tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title.
The Beatles’ first film, A Hard Day's Night, premieres in London and reveals a day in the life of the band.
Notorious pirate Captain William Kidd is arrested in Boston and deported back to England, where he’s eventually hanged.
Anne Frank and her family take refuge in the annex of an Amsterdam warehouse to escape World War II's Nazi concentration camps.
Writer and radio host Garrison Keillor debuts the public radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion on KSJN in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Queen Elizabeth II addresses the United Nations for the first time in 50 years, praising the organization and urging them to continue working toward peace.
Born on This Day
Born: July 6, 1935
Age: 78 years old
Birthplace: Taktser, China
Occupation: Activist, Political Leader, ...
1946 | 67 years old
1925 | 55 years old
Born: July 6, 1907
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Film Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter / 1946 -
One of the most popular action stars of all time, Sylvester Stallone is best known for portraying boxer Rocky Balboa and Vietnam War veteran John Rambo.
1946 | 67 years old
Film Actor, Director, Producer, ...
1927 | 77 years old
Died on This Day
Singer, Trumpet Player / 1901 - 1971
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Via En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World."
Died: July 6, 1971
Age: 69 years old
Place: Corona, Queens, New York , United States
Occupation: Singer, Trumpet Player
Entrepreneur, Military Leader, Government Official / 1916 - 2009
Robert S. McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth U.S. Secretary of Defense. He is best known for helping lead the U.S. into the Vietnam War.
2009 | 93 years old
Entrepreneur, Military Leader, ...
Philosopher, Lawyer, Political Leader, Saint, Journalist / 1478 - 1535
Thomas More is known for his 1516 book Utopia and for his untimely death in 1535, after refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. He was canonized by the Catholic Church as a saint in 1935.
1535 | 57 years old
Philosopher, Lawyer, ...
Died: July 6, 1962
Age: 64 years old
Place: Byhalia, Mississippi , United States
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Dancer / 1908 - 2003
Dancer and actor Buddy Ebsen performed on Broadway and films, but he’s best known for his role as Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, which ran for nine seasons.
2003 | 95 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Supreme Court Justice, Political Leader / 1755 - 1835
John Marshall became the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1801. He is largely responsible for establishing the Supreme Court's role in federal government.
1835 | 79 years old
Supreme Court Justice, Political Leader
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