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
Louisa May Alcott has her first story published in the Saturday Evening Gazette. She will later write the serialized novel Little Women.
The queen of disco, Donna Summer, has her first number one pop hit with a cover of the cantata "MacArthur Park."
Vincent van Gogh's painting Irises sells for a staggering $53.9 million to Australian business man Alan Bond.
Former Microsoft CEO and entrepreneur Bill Gates donates $100 million to combat the spread of AIDS in India.
Joseph Heller publishes his novel Catch-22. The story of a U.S. airman during World War II is a significant work of modern literature.
Taylor Swift releases her second studio album, Fearless, which will go multiplatinum and features the hits “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me.”
Born on This Day
Born: November 11, 1922
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Director / 1960 -Stanley Tucci is an actor, perhaps best known for playing Julia Child's husband in Julie & Julia, as well as his Oscar-winning performance in The Lovely Bones.
1960 | 52 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
1974 | 38 years old
Environmental Activist, Film Actor
Born: November 11, 1962
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Director, Producer
1885 | 60 years old
1964 | 48 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 11, 2004
Age: 75 years old
Place: Paris , France
Occupation: Political Leader
1880 | 87 years old
Civil Rights Activist, ...
1831 | 31 years old
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