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
Blues great Jelly Roll Morton and his band record the song "Jelly Roll Blues" for Gennett Records.
Senator Joseph McCarthy receives a verbal lashing at a special hearing, marking the end of his reign of power during the Red Scare.
Heidi Fleiss, the "Hollywood Madam," is arrested. During her trial, she refuses to name her alleged high-profile clients.
King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan survives an assassination attempt when gunmen open fire on his motorcade.
Comedian and actor Richard Pryor suffers third-degree burns over the upper half his body after setting himself on fire while freebasing cocaine.
Masako Owada, a Harvard- and Oxford-educated commoner, joins the world's oldest monarchy when she marries the Japanese prince Naruhito.
Born on This Day
Born: June 9, 1963
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Director
1961 | 52 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
1891 | 73 years old
Born: June 9, 1981
Age: 32 years old
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Occupation: Film Actress
1934 | 49 years old
1672 | 52 years old
Political Leader, Tsar
Died on This Day
Died: June 9, 1870
Age: 58 years old
Place: Higham, Kent , United Kingdom
68 | 30 years old
Theater Actor, Musician, ...
1954 | 67 years old
Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, ...
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profile name: Joseph McCarthy profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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profile name: Bruce Springsteen profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Richard Pryor profile occupation: Screenwriter
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profile name: Princess Masako profile occupation: Royalty
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profile name: Dicky Wells profile occupation: Musician
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profile name: J. Robin Warren profile occupation: Scientist
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profile name: George H.W. Bush profile occupation: Diplomat
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profile name: Basil Rathbone profile occupation: Theater Actor
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