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
German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen takes the first X-ray pictures.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes the Civil Works Administration to find work for millions of unemployed Americans.
Adolf Hitler launches a failed coup in Munich, Germany, later known as the "Beer Hall Putsch."
New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra wins his first MVP award.
Conan O'Brien debuts a new talk show on TBS. This is his first television appearance since leaving The Tonight Show.
Born on This Day
Born: November 8, 1966
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation: Chef, Television Personality
1972 | 40 years old
Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Religious Leader, Editor, Journalist / 1897 - 1980
Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women's suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.
1897 | 83 years old
Women's Rights Activist, ...
Born: November 8, 1949
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Occupation: Activist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1900 | 48 years old
1847 | 64 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 8, 1978
Age: 84 years old
Place: Stockbridge, Massachusetts , United States
Occupation: Illustrator, Painter
1887 | 36 years old
Criminal, Folk Hero
1674 | 65 years old
Historian, Journalist, Poet
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profile name: Yogi Berra profile occupation: Baseball Player
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profile name: Jimmy Page profile occupation: Songwriter
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profile name: Big Pun profile occupation: Rapper
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profile name: Daniel Ortega profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Roland Barthes profile occupation: Academic Author
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