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 Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France and designed by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, arrives in New York.
President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, raising duties on imports and making it virtually impossible to export goods into America.
"A Happening in Central Park," a free concert by Barbra Streisand in New York City, attracts an unexpected crowd of 135,000 fans.
Police chase O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco along a freeway in Southern California for several hours before he surrenders.
Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams becomes the fourth player in history to hit 500 career home runs.
President Zachary Taylor's body is exhumed to test for arsenic poisoning. There are no traces found.
Born on This Day
Born: June 17, 1980
Age: 33 years old
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States
Occupation: Tennis Player
1943 | 70 years old
1898 | 73 years old
Born: June 17, 1943
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
1963 | 50 years old
Died on This Day
Died: June 17, 1887
Age: 85 years old
Place: Williamstown, Massachusetts , United States
Occupation: Educator, Theologian
| 93 years old
Track and Field Athlete, Military Leader / 1943 - 2002
American track star Willie Davenport won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics and competed at the 1980 Winter Games with the U.S. bobsled team.
2002 | 59 years old
Track and Field Athlete, ...
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profile name: Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi profile occupation: Sculptor
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profile name: Herbert Hoover profile occupation: U.S. President
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profile name: Barbra Streisand profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: José Gervasio Artigas profile occupation: Political Leader
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profile name: Lillian Hellman profile occupation: Screenwriter
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profile name: Carl Stokes profile occupation: Mayor
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