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
George V is crowned king of at Westminster Abbey.
Franklin D Roosevelt signs the GI bill, providing education funding, low-interest home loans, and other compensation for World War II vets.
Piano man Billy Joel performs the first ever rock concert at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
The Reich Association of the German Automobile Industry commissions Ferdinand Porsche to design a "people's car." The design later became the VW Beatle.
President Richard Nixon signs a law lowering the voting age to 18. A 26th amendment to the effect is added to the Constitution in 1971.
Diego Maradona scores two goals to lead Argentina into the World Cup semifinals. It becomes known as the "Hand of God" goal.
In a shocking upset, number one tennis player Martina Hingis is defeated by 129th ranked player Jelena Dokic in the first round of Wimbledon.
Born on This Day
Film Actress / 1949 -
Award-winning actress Meryl Streep is a star of stage and screen, known for her work in such diverse films as The Deer Hunter, Adaptation, Mamma Mia! and Doubt.
Born: June 22, 1949
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1964 | 48 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
1903 | 31 years old
Born: June 22, 1936
Age: 76 years old
Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Songwriter, Singer
1906 | 95 years old
1953 | 59 years old
Died on This Day
Died: June 22, 1969
Age: 47 years old
Place: London , United Kingdom
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
Children's Activist, Political Leader, U.S. First Lady / 1912 - 1993
Pat Nixon was the wife of Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States. As first lady, she traveled extensively and championed volunteerism.
1993 | 81 years old
Children's Activist, ...
1535 | 66 years old
Died: June 22, 2008
Age: 71 years old
Place: Santa Monica, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Comedian
1987 | 88 years old
1965 | 63 years old
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