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
Granville T. Woods patents the multiplex telegraph, enabling trains to communicate by telegraph and dispatchers to locate trains.
Singer Janis Joplin is arrested for using "vulgar and indecent language" at her own concert in Tampa, Florida.
Joey Buttafuoco is sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Fisher had shot Buttafucco's wife.
The final installment of Charles Dickens' serialized novel A Tale of Two Cities is published.
The Clutter family is killed on their Kansas farm. Their murders are the inspiration for Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood.
Margaret Thatcher publicly unmasks art historian Anthony Blunt as the "fourth man" in a notorious Soviet spy ring.
Born on This Day
Born: November 15, 1887
Birthplace: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
1930 | 78 years old
1945 | 68 years old
Born: November 15, 1929
Age: 84 years old
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Occupation: Animal Rights Activist, ...
1940 | 73 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
General / 1891 - 1944
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was one of German's most popular generals during World War II, and gained his enemies' respect with his victories as commander of the Afrika Korps. Implicated in a plot to overthrow Hitler, Rommel took his life in 1944.
1891 | 52 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 15, 1998
Age: 57 years old
Place: Conakry , Guinea
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist
1978 | 76 years old
1954 | 76 years old
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