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
Benjamin Franklin flies his kite in a thunderstorm to demonstrate electricity.
Franklin D. Roosevelt decries Italy's announcement of war with France, saying, "The hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor."
“Who can take a sun rise, sprinkle it with dew?” With a classic opening line, Sammy Davis Jr.'s sugary sweet song "Candy Man" reaches number one on the Billboard charts.
James Gandolfini's reign as TV mobster Tony Soprano comes to an end as the final episode of The Sopranos airs.
Richard Wagner's opera of forbidden love, Tristan und Isolde, is performed for the first time, in Munich.
In a speech, President Dwight D. Eisenhower strikes back at critics of his Cold War foreign policy programs.
Actor Paul Newman, the oldest driver in the competition, finishes second in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans car race.
Born on This Day
Born: June 10, 1922
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
Film Actress / 1895 - 1952
Actress and radio performer Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her supporting role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.
1895 | 57 years old
1959 | 54 years old
Born: June 10, 1910
Birthplace: West Point, Mississippi, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1983 | 30 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
U.S. Representative / 1953 -
John Edwards served in the U.S. Senate from 1998 to 2004. He was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in the 2004 election, and twice ran for president.
1953 | 60 years old
Died on This Day
Died: June 10, 1967
Age: 67 years old
Place: Beverly Hills, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor
1988 | 80 years old
1946 | 68 years old
Died: June 10, 1940
Age: 52 years old
Place: London , England
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist
1926 | 73 years old
2002 | 61 years old
Organized Crime Boss
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