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
English novelist Charles Dickens visits St. Martin's Hall in London to present the first public reading of A Christmas Carol.
Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind is published. Fifty thousand copies fly off shelves on this day.
President Harry S. Truman orders armed forces to help defend South Korea from North Korean armies, marking the official entry of the United States into the Korean War.
Mikhail Baryshnikov, then 26 years old, defects from the Soviet Union after a Kirov Ballet performance in Toronto.
Sandy Koufax pitches his first no-hitter. In 1965 he would pitch his fourth no-hitter, holding a major league record until 1981.
Tonya Harding has her national championship title taken away and is banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association.
Vice President Dick Cheney has a dual-purpose pacemaker implanted in his chest.
Born on This Day
Born: June 30, 1985
Age: 28 years old
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Occupation: Professional Swimmer
Civil Rights Activist, Actress, Dancer, Pin-up, Singer / 1917 - 2010
Actress and singer Lena Horne was one of the most popular performers of her time, known for films such as The Wiz and her trademark song, "Stormy Weather."
1917 | 92 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Actress, ...
1917 | 69 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress, Television Actress / 1974 -
Hilary Swank is an American actress who has won Academy Awards for her starring roles in the films Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don't Cry.
Born: June 30, 1974
Age: 39 years old
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress, ...
1966 | 47 years old
1917 | 57 years old
Film Actress, Pin-up
Died on This Day
Died: June 30, 2003
Age: 78 years old
Place: Malibu, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
1984 | 79 years old
Editor, Playwright, Screenwriter
Business Leader, Bassist, Guitarist, Music Producer / 1924 - 2001Chet Atkins was an influential American country-and-western guitarist and record company executive who is often credited with developing the Nashville Sound.
2001 | 77 years old
Business Leader, Bassist, Guitarist, ...
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