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
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's book The Interpretation of Dreams is published.
The entrance to King Tut's tomb is discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
Barack Obama becomes the first African American elected president of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd.
Nellie Ross is elected governor of Wyoming, becoming the first female governor in the United States.
Writer and critic T.S. Eliot wins the Nobel Prize in literature for his groundbreaking style of poetry.
Born on This Day
Film Actor / 1969 -
Matthew McConaughey is an American actor from Texas known for his laid-back persona and good looks. He's known for roles in films like Dazed and Confused, A Time to Kill and Amistad, and was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2005.
Born: November 4, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1879 | 55 years old
1932 | 74 years old
Born: November 4, 1916
Birthplace: St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
Occupation: News Anchor, Journalist
Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Rapper / 1969 -
Entrepreneur Sean Combs has produced big-name artists like Mariah Carey, created the Sean John clothing line, and recorded his own platinum albums.
1969 | 44 years old
Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Rapper
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Comedian / 1918 - 2003
Art Carney was an Oscar-winning actor and comedian best known for his role as Jackie Gleason's best friend, Ed Norton, on the pioneering sitcom The Honeymooners.
1918 | 85 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: November 4, 1995
Age: 73 years old
Place: Tel Aviv , Israel
Occupation: Prime Minister
1847 | 38 years old
Songwriter, Conductor, Pianist
Director, Producer, Doctor, Television Producer, Author / 1942 - 2008
Michael Crichton was an American author best known for his sci-fi and medical thrillers. The movie based on his book, Jurassic Park, was one of the highest-grossing films in history.
2008 | 66 years old
Director, Producer, Doctor, ...
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