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
The Supreme Court dismisses Dred Scott's lawsuit against the United States, which intensifies the national debate over slavery.
Babe Ruth signs a five-year contract for $52,000 each season with the New York Yankees.
Yul Brynner reprises his famous role in The King and I for the 4,500th time.
Jeff Bridges as the Dude hits the big screen with the release of The Big Lebowski.
Born on This Day
Film Actor, Basketball Player, Rapper / 1972 -
Standing 7 feet tall and weighing 315 pounds, Shaquille O'Neal was one of the most dominant players in the NBA. After his 2011 retirement, he became an on-screen league analyst.
Born: March 6, 1972
Age: 42 years old
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Basketball Player, Rapper
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter / 1959 -
Actor Tom Arnold was married to actress Roseanne Barr for four years and wrote for the sitcom Roseanne. He starred in the film True Lies (1994) and hosted The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
1959 | 55 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1806 | 55 years old
Born: March 6, 1947
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation: Activist, Actor, Filmmaker, ...
1928 | 86 years old
1475 | 88 years old
Architect, Painter, Sculptor, Poet
Died on This Day
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 fourth female to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.
Died: March 6, 1973
Age: 80 years old
Place: Danby, Vermont , United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, ...
1935 | 93 years old
Supreme Court Justice
1932 | 77 years old
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