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
Marilyn Monroe acts in her first screen test for 20th Century Fox. She will sign a contract with the studio a month later. During her short career, the beautiful actress made 29 films.
President Bill Clinton announces the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which allows homosexuals to serve in the military, but not openly.
After serving as queen of England for nine days, 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey is deposed. Grey's is the shortest rule in the country's history.
Cleveland pitcher Cy Young becomes the first player to win 500 games. He will retire the following season with a career record of 511 wins.
Former Reds manager and baseball MVP Pete Rose is sentenced to five months in prison for tax evasion.
Rhode Island beauty queen Desiree Washington accuses boxer Mike Tyson of raping her. Six months later Tyson is found guilty and sentenced to six years in prison and four years on probation.
Born on This Day
Born: July 19, 1834
Birthplace: Paris, France
Occupation: Painter, Sculptor
1817 | 84 years old
1860 | 66 years old
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.
Born: July 19, 1814
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1922 | 90 years old
1954 | 59 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, ...
Died on This Day
Died: July 19, 2009
Age: 78 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
2004 | 93 years old
1850 | 40 years old
Women's Rights Activist, ...
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profile name: Lady Jane Grey profile occupation: Queen
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profile name: Cy Young profile occupation: Baseball Player
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profile name: Pete Rose profile occupation: Baseball Player
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profile name: Mike Tyson profile occupation: Boxer
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profile name: Albert Brooks profile occupation: Television Actor
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profile name: Philip Seymour Hoffman profile occupation: Television Actor
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