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
George Herman "Babe" Ruth makes his Major League Baseball debut.
Alabama-born author Harper Lee's only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is published. The work wins a Pulitzer Prize the following year.
Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement.
Pitcher Nolan Ryan becomes the first player in history to strike out 4,000 batters when he takes out the Mets' Danny Heep.
Born on This Day
Environmental Activist, Biologist, Television Personality, Television Producer / 1967 -
Jeff Corwin is a conservationist and the television host and producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience on the Animal Planet network.
Born: July 11, 1967
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Norwell, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Environmental Activist, Biologist, ...
1767 | 80 years old
Lawyer, Diplomat, U.S. President, ...
1934 | 79 years old
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer
Born: July 11, 1920
Birthplace: Vladivostok, Russia
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor
1953 | 60 years old
1899 | 86 years old
Died on This Day
Actor, Filmmaker / 1907 - 1989
Laurence Olivier was one of the most acclaimed actors of the 20th century, known for his numerous Shakespeare roles on stage and screen as well as memorable turns in more modern classics.
Died: July 11, 1989
Age: 82 years old
Place: West Sussex, England , United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor, Filmmaker
2007 | 94 years old
Women's Rights Activist, ...
1941 | 90 years old
Died: July 11, 1937
Age: 38 years old
Place: Hollywood, California , United States
1903 | 53 years old
Literary Critic, Editor, Poet
Environmental Activist, Business Leader, Philanthropist / 1910 - 2004
Venture capitalist and environmentalist Laurance Rockefeller founded the American Conservation Association and put conservationism on the American agenda.
2004 | 94 years old
Environmental Activist, ...
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