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
Theodore Roosevelt leaves for Panama; he is the first president to travel outside the United States.
Albert Einstein wins the Nobel Prize "for his services to theoretical physics."
Joseph Goebbels orders an attack on German and Austrian Jews, later known as the "Night of Broken Glass."
The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published, with John Lennon on its cover.
Omnibus, the first American TV show devoted to the arts, makes its debut with Alistair Cooke as host.
Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest World Chess Champion at age 22.
Born on This Day
Film Actress, Pin-up, Singer / 1922 - 1965
Dorothy Dandridge was an American actress and popular singer. She is the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress.
Born: November 9, 1922
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Pin-up, Singer
1936 | 72 years old
Anti-War Activist, Singer
1934 | 62 years old
Born: November 9, 1913
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Occupation: Film Actor, Pin-up
1973 | 40 years old
Singer, Reality Television Star
Activist, Legal Professional, Military Leader, Diplomat / 1915 - 2011
Sargent Shriver was a political administrator and diplomat perhaps best known for designing the U.S. Peace Corps, which was established in 1961. Shriver served as first director of the organization from its inception until 1966.
1915 | 95 years old
Activist, Legal Professional, ...
Died on This Day
Died: November 9, 2006
Age: 65 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: News Anchor
Civil Rights Activist, Singer / 1932 - 2008
Miriam Makeba, also known as "Mama Africa," was a popular South-African singer who introduced Xhosa and Zulu songs to Western audiences. She is best known for the songs "Pata Pata," "The Click Song" and "Malaika."
2008 | 76 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Singer
1953 | 39 years old
Died: November 9, 2004
Age: 50 years old
Place: Stockholm , Sweden
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.
2003 | 85 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Military Leader, World Leader / 1890 - 1970
Charles de Gaulle rose from French soldier in World War I to exiled leader and, eventually, president of the Fifth Republic. He served as president from 1959 to 1969.
1970 | 79 years old
Military Leader, World Leader
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