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 absolute reign of Louis XVI comes to an end when the people of France storm Bastille prison. The uprising marks the beginning of the French Revolution.
Dr. Benjamin Spock's book The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care hits stores, selling a record number of copies. Its radical techniques change the face of parenting.
Jane Goodall arrives in Africa to begin the study of primates. Her mother escorts her to satisfy British authorities, who don't want a woman living alone in the jungle.
Jimmy Carter wins the Democratic presidential nomination. He will go on to be elected U.S. president for one term and eventually win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Swedish engineer Alfred Nobel, for whom the Nobel Prize was named, offers an explosive demonstration of his invention of dynamite in a quarry in Surrey, England.
Pro golfer Michelle Wie, 15, becomes the first female to qualify for a men's U.S. Golf Association championship.
Born on This Day
Born: July 14, 1912
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1910 | 90 years old
Artist, Director, Producer, ...
1960 | 52 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Director, Producer, Television Producer, Screenwriter / 1918 - 2007
Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director and producer best known for films such as The Seventh Sea (1956), Cries and Whispers (1971) and Autumn Sonata (1978).
Born: July 14, 1918
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Occupation: Director, Producer, ...
1913 | 93 years old
Lawyer, U.S. President, ...
1862 | 55 years old
Died on This Day
Died: July 14, 1881
Age: 21 years old
Place: Fort Sumner, New Mexico , United States
1816 | 66 years old
2005 | 87 years old
Nurse, Philanthropist, Journalist
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profile name: William Hanna profile occupation: Artist, Director, Producer, ...
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profile name: Jane Lynch profile occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
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profile name: Ingmar Bergman profile occupation: Director, Producer, ...
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profile name: Gerald Ford profile occupation: Lawyer, U.S. President, ...
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profile name: Gustav Klimt profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Billy the Kid profile occupation: Criminal
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profile name: Francisco de Medina profile occupation: General
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profile name: Cicely Saunders profile occupation: Nurse, Philanthropist, Journalist
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profile name: Louis XVI profile occupation: King
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profile name: Benjamin Spock profile occupation: Journalist
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profile name: Jane Goodall profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist
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profile name: Jimmy Carter profile occupation: U.S. President
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profile name: Alfred Nobel profile occupation: Business Leader
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profile name: Pat Garrett profile occupation: Folk Hero
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profile name: Michelle Wie profile occupation: Golfer
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profile name: Jean-Bertrand Aristide profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Reinaldo Arenas profile occupation: Poet
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profile name: Mark Burnett profile occupation: Television Producer
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profile name: Steve Forbes profile occupation: Business Leader
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