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
Harper's Weekly artist Thomas Nast debuts a cartoon that will forever link the Republican party with elephants.
Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to Congress and says, "I may be the first woman member of Congress, but I won't be the last."
Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson announces that he is HIV-positive.
Hillary Clinton becomes the first First Lady to be elected to office as she wins a Senate seat, representing New York.
Democrat Keith Ellison of Minneapolis becomes the first Muslim in the United States to be elected to Congress.
Born on This Day
Songwriter, Singer / 1943 -
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, responsible for hits such as "Both Sides Now" and "Big Yellow Taxi," is widely considered 1960s and '70s folk royalty.
Born: November 7, 1943
Age: 70 years old
Birthplace: Fort Macleod, Canada
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
Journalist, Author, Playwright / 1913 - 1960
Albert Camus was a French-Algerian writer best known for his absurdist works, including The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.
1913 | 46 years old
Journalist, Author, Playwright
1918 | 95 years old
Born: November 7, 1867
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Television Actor, Entrepreneur, Reality Television Star / 1957 -
Christopher Knight played Peter Brady as a child actor on the wildly popular sitcom The Brady Bunch, which aired from 1969 to '74. He is also a reality television star.
1957 | 56 years old
Television Actor, Entrepreneur, ...
1964 | 34 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 7, 1980
Age: 50 years old
Place: Ciudad Juárez , Mexico
Occupation: Film Actor
Diplomat, U.S. First Lady / 1884 - 1962
The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics.
1962 | 78 years old
Diplomat, U.S. First Lady
2011 | 67 years old
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