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
Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday. Her entries will eventually become a world-famous book.
Cleopatra , starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, premieres in New York. It will be regarded as one of the greatest epic films ever made.
Nelson Mandela, leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, is sentenced to jail for life. He will be released 27 years later.
Samuel Waksal, former chief executive of ImClone Systems, is arrested and charged with insider trading. He will be sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
Born on This Day
Born: June 12, 1929
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1924 -
The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush served as vice president under Ronald Reagan. He is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd president.
1924 | 89 years old
Diplomat, U.S. President, ...
1985 | 28 years old
Model, Reality Television Star
Died on This Day
Died: June 12, 2003
Age: 87 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
1963 | 37 years old
Civil Rights Activist
1611 | 46 years old
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