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
John Milton publishes Areopagitica, which rails against censorship. It becomes one of the most influential defenses of freedom of speech.
The first issue of Henry R. Luce's Life magazine is published.
Queen singer Freddie Mercury officially announces he has AIDS one day before his death.
Lady Gaga releases her EP The Fame Monster, which includes the singles “Bad Romance,” “Telephone” and “Alejandro.”
Blues pioneer Robert Johnson makes his first recording in a San Antonio, Texas, studio
Oscar De La Hoya wins his first pro boxing fight after knocking out Lamar Williams in the first round.
Jesse L. Martin reprises his role in Rent, the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical.
Born on This Day
Born: November 23, 1992
Age: 20 years old
Birthplace: Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1888 | 75 years old
Film Actor, Comedian
1859 | 21 years old
Born: November 23, 1887
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Film Actor
Military Leader, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1804 - 1869
Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, prompting a bloody conflict over Kansas' slavery status.
1804 | 64 years old
Military Leader, U.S. President, ...
1945 | 67 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 23, 1990
Age: 74 years old
Place: Oxford , United Kingdom
1991 | 65 years old
1995 | 63 years old
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