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
Guy Fawkes is caught in an attempted coup by British Catholics to kill the king and blow up Parliament.
Willa Cather begins writing for the Nebraska State Journal.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt wins an unprecedented third presidential term by beating Republican Wendell Willkie.
Gary Ridgway, the "Green River Killer," pleads guilty to murdering 48 women in Washington state.
At 45, boxer George Foreman becomes the oldest heavyweight champion of the world.
In a close contest, Richard Nixon is elected the 37th U.S. president, winning 43.4% of the vote versus Hubert Humphrey's 42.7%.
Satirical novelist Sinclair Lewis is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Born on This Day
Born: November 5, 1913
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Occupation: Film Actress
1943 | 70 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1960 | 53 years old
Born: November 5, 1941
Age: 72 years old
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
1952 | 61 years old
Basketball Player, ...
1963 | 50 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 5, 1989
Age: 86 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
1956 | 47 years old
1991 | 83 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor
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