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
Queen Victoria is crowned in Westminster Abbey. She will go on to become the longest-reigning female monarch in British history.
Jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong records “West End Blues,” which would propel him to international fame.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the National Housing Act, which leads to the creation of the Federal Housing Administration.
Muhammad Ali goes before the Supreme Court to offer his explanation for refusing to serve in the army during the Vietnam War.
During the Battle of Monmouth, Molly Pitcher purportedly carries pitchers of water to the field of combat, hence earning her mythical nickname.
Along with his family, writer Robert Louis Stevenson sets sail for the South Seas, eventually settling in Samoa.
Rocker Tina Turner breaks ground at the Palace of Versailles in France when she becomes the first woman to perform at the venue.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Television Producer, Screenwriter / 1926 -
Mel Brooks is an iconic filmmaker known for comedies like The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, among other works.
Born: June 28, 1926
Age: 86 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Author / 1892 - 1973
Prolific author Pearl S. Buck earned a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Good Earth. She was also the first female to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.
1892 | 80 years old
Civil Rights Activist, ...
1960 | 52 years old
Football Player, Entrepreneur
Born: June 28, 1966
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1946 | 42 years old
Television Actress, Comedian
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1948 -
Award-winning actress Kathy Bates starred as a deranged fan opposite James Caan in Misery, and as a comically emancipated housewife in Fried Green Tomatoes.
1948 | 64 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Anti-War Activist, Television Personality, Author, Screenwriter / 1924 - 1975
Emmy Award–winning television and film writer Rod Serling created and hosted the sci-fi fantasy series The Twilight Zone and co-wrote Planet of the Apes.
Died: June 28, 1975
Age: 50 years old
Place: Rochester, New York , United States
Occupation: Anti-War Activist, ...
2009 | 50 years old
2010 | 92 years old
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