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
American author Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick is published. The whaling narrative, now a classic, brought Melville no immediate fame.
Leonard Bernstein makes his debut to much fanfare as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra when he comes in as a substitute at age 25.
Julie Taymor's The Lion King opens on Broadway. She later becomes the first woman to win a Tony for Best Director.
Charles VI is crowned king of France at age 11. His frequent bouts of mental illness earn him the nickname "Charles the Mad."
The Securities and Exchange Commission fines Ivan Boesky $100 million for insider trading.
Murphy Brown, starring Candice Bergen in a career-defining role as the strong-headed, hardworking journalist, makes its series debut on CBS.
The music video for Michael Jackson's single "Black or White," which calls for racial equality, premieres on Fox.
Born on This Day
Born: November 14, 1840
Birthplace: Paris, France
1900 | 90 years old
1765 | 49 years old
Government Official / 1954 -
Condoleezza Rice is the first black woman to serve as the United States' national security adviser, as well as the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09).
Born: November 14, 1954
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Government Official
1948 | 64 years old
U.S. Representative / 1908 - 1957Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that communists had infiltrated the U.S. State Department. He became chair of the Senate's subcommittee on investigations.
1908 | 48 years old
Died on This Day
Educator, Civil Rights Activist / 1856 - 1915
Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University.
Died: November 14, 1915
Age: 59 years old
Place: Tuskegee, Alabama , United States
Occupation: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
1831 | 61 years old
1991 | 63 years old
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