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 public views Michelangelo's work for the first time when the Sistine Chapel opens on this day.
Othello, William Shakespeare's dramatic tragedy, debuts in London's Whitehall Palace theater.
President John Adams becomes the White House's first "homeowner." Adams writes to his wife: "May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."
Puerto Rican nationalists attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.
Henry Ford's automobile plants restart production for the Model A car, replacing the Model T "Tin Lizzie."
Paul Newman appears in the movie Cool Hand Luke.
Nirvana's album MTV Unplugged in New York is released months after lead singer Kurt Cobain's suicide.
Bill Clinton attends the unveiling of an 11-foot statue of himself in Kosovo honoring his policies that helped drive Yugoslavian troops out of the area in 1999.
Born on This Day
Activist, Publisher / 1942 -
When Larry Flynt published an unflattering parody of Jerry Falwell in Hustler, Falwell waged a suit that eventually went to the U.S. Supreme Court. It ruled in Flynt's favor, citing the First Amendment's protection of freedom of speech.
Born: November 1, 1942
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Lakeville, Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Activist, Publisher
1960 | 52 years old
1962 | 50 years old
Born: November 1, 1957
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Klein, Texas, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Songwriter, Singer
1972 | 40 years old
1962 | 26 years old
Serial Killer, Cult Leader
Died on This Day
Died: November 1, 1999
Age: 45 years old
Place: Chicago, Illinois , United States
Occupation: Football Player
1955 | 66 years old
1985 | 74 years old
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