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
President Richard Nixon signs the Higher Education Act, including Title IX, which prohibits sex-based bias in federally funded educational institutions.
The David Letterman Show, a morning talk show on NBC, premieres and introduces the host and his offbeat humor to a national audience.
Convicted of racketeering charges, Mafia boss John Gotti is sentenced to life in prison
Former Gestapo officer Adolf Eichmann testifies from a glass-enclosed cage in an Israeli court about his role in the Holocaust. He will be sentenced to death.
Warren Burger is sworn in as 15th chief justice of the United States.
The oft-fired Billy Martin is replaced as manager of the New York Yankees for the fifth and final time.
Born on This Day
Born: June 23, 1957
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1956 | 56 years old
Bassist, Music Producer, Singer, ...
1927 | 60 years old
Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice / 1948 -
Clarence Thomas is the second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed in 1991 and leans conservative.
Born: June 23, 1948
Age: 64 years old
Birthplace: Pin Point, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice
1929 | 73 years old
1972 | 40 years old
Died on This Day
Died: June 23, 1995
Age: 80 years old
Place: La Jolla, California , United States
Occupation: Doctor, Scientist
1997 | 63 years old
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Nurse
2009 | 86 years old
Comedian, Game Show Host
Died: June 23, 2006
Age: 83 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Actor, Television Producer, ...
1986 | 48 years old
Organized Crime Boss
2011 | 83 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
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