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's portrait is featured on the world's first adhesive stamp, the Penny Black.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an order creating the Works Progress Administration, one of many relief programs created during the Great Depression.
Black Americans receive legal protection to vote when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960, making it a crime to deny human rights.
Congress and President Chester A. Arthur sign the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first law restricting immigration of a specific ethnic group.
"The Bambino," baseball great Babe Ruth, hits his first major league home run as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
President Ronald Reagan declares today Dr. Jonas E. Salk Day, in honor of the scientist who discovered a vaccine for polio.
Born on This Day
Activist, Film Actor, Television Actor / 1961 -
People's sexiest man alive George Clooney is an Oscar-winning actor best known for playing Dr. Doug Ross on TV's ER and Danny Ocean in the Ocean's Eleven films.
Born: May 6, 1961
Age: 52 years old
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Activist, Film Actor, Television Actor
1856 | 83 years old
1931 | 82 years old
Born: May 6, 1915
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Director
1937 | 76 years old
1953 | 60 years old
Environmental Activist, Lawyer, ...
Died on This Day
Died: May 6, 1992
Age: 90 years old
Place: Paris , France
Occupation: Film Actress
1862 | 44 years old
Philosopher, Journalist, Poet
1989 | 26 years old
Serial Killer, Cult Leader
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