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
Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo by British and Prussian forces. He abdicates his governmental powers days later.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his now famous "finest hour" speech, rallying his countrymen during the threat of invasion.
Sally Ride, a mission specialist on the space shuttle Challenger, becomes the first American woman in space.
Charles de Gaulle broadcasts from London after France has fallen to Germany, saying, "France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war."
Director Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch opens in the United States. He later shares an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Born on This Day
Animal Rights Activist, Songwriter, Singer / 1942 -
British vocalist, songwriter, musician, and composer, Paul McCartney was a member of the Beatles as well as one of the most popular solo performers of all time.
Born: June 18, 1942
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Songwriter, ...
1942 | 70 years old
Film Critic, Talk Show Host, Journalist
1901 | 17 years old
Film Actress, Model / 1952 -
The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini is an Italian-born actress known for such films as Blue Velvet, Cousins, and Immortal Beloved.
Born: June 18, 1952
Age: 60 years old
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Occupation: Film Actress, Model
1913 | 79 years old
1942 | 70 years old
Activist, World Leader
Died on This Day
Died: June 18, 1982
Age: 70 years old
Place: Ossining, New York , United States
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Radio Personality / 1879 - 1959Ethel Barrymore was an American stage and film actress whose distinctive style, voice, and wit made her the “first lady” of the American theatre.
1959 | 79 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
2000 | 71 years old
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