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
Months after debates moderated by George Washington over the document’s tenets, the U.S. Constitution is ratified.
Singer Johnny Cash releases his first single, "Cry, Cry, Cry," which is immediately picked up by Memphis deejays and lands on the city's top sales charts.
J.K. Rowling's fifth book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is released.
Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is performed for the first time, in Munich.
Led by soccer legend Pele, Brazil wins its third World Cup championship with a 4-1 victory over Italy.
Born on This Day
Born: June 21, 1982
Age: 30 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Political Leader
1927 | 68 years old
Lawyer, Mayor, News Anchor
1948 | 64 years old
Born: June 21, 1953
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Occupation: Prime Minister
Philosopher, Activist, Literary Critic, Academic Author, Journalist, Author, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1905 - 1980
Jean-Paul Sartre was a 20th century intellectual, writer and activist who put forth pioneering ideas on existentialism.
1905 | 74 years old
Philosopher, Activist, ...
1925 | 80 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress
Died on This Day
Film Actor, Television Actor / 1924 - 2001
Carroll O’Connor played Archie Bunker on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom All in the Family. His comedic portrayal of a working-class bigot brought political and social issues into the popular dialogue of the time.
Died: June 21, 2001
Age: 76 years old
Place: Culver City, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
Diplomat, Writer / 1469 - 1527
Italian diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli is best known for writing The Prince, a handbook for unscrupulous politicians that inspired the term "Machiavellian" and established its author as the "father of modern political theory."
1527 | 58 years old
1631 | 51 years old
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