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
Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th president and declares: "The normal condition of all the territory of the United States is that of freedom."
Sir James Barrie’s original stage production of Peter Pan opens in New York and runs for 223 performances.
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested for leading a strike of Indian mine workers in South Africa.
The TV talk show format is born when The Phil Donahue Show makes its debut.
John Carroll is appointed bishop of Baltimore, making him the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States.
Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
After Nixon's defeat in the California gubernatorial race, he tells reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."
Actress Gabourey Sidibe makes her film debut in Precious, which opens in limited release. She will earn an Oscar nomination for her role.
Born on This Day
Born: November 6, 1946
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
1970 | 43 years old
Philanthropist / 1955 -
Maria Shriver married Arnold Schwarzenegger and was the first lady of California from 2003-10. She is part of the Kennedy family and was an NBC journalist for many years.
1955 | 58 years old
Born: November 6, 1976
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Occupation: Football Player
Basketball Player, Reality Television Star / 1979 -
Lamar Odom is an American basketball player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, best known for playing seven seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, and for marrying reality star Khloé Kardashian.
1979 | 34 years old
Basketball Player, ...
1931 | 82 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 6, 1991
Age: 70 years old
Place: Houston, Texas , United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Pin-up
1908 | 41 years old
1909 | 43 years old
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