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
Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, a groundbreaking theory of evolution and natural selection.
Actress Audrey Hepburn stars in the play Gigi at the Fulton Theatre in New York City.
John Steinbeck's The Pearl is released as a single volume. The novella first appeared in Woman’s Home Companion in 1945.
At age 53, Dr. Seuss publishes How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown sets a new NFL record by rushing 237 yards in a single game against the Los Angeles Rams.
U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay is found guilty of money laundering and conspiracy after illegally funneling $190,000 to Republican candidates.
Born on This Day
Born: November 24, 1978
Age: 34 years old
Birthplace: , United States
1920 | 89 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer
Political Scientist, Television Personality, Academic Author, Journalist / 1925 - 2008
William F. Buckley was a writer and political TV personality who helped make conservative politics popular in the 1950s-1970s.
1925 | 82 years old
Political Scientist, ...
Born: November 24, 1897
Birthplace: Sicily, Italy
Occupation: Organized Crime Boss
1946 | 42 years old
Murderer, Serial Killer
Died on This Day
Died: November 24, 1991
Age: 45 years old
Place: London , United Kingdom
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
2004 | 84 years old
Political Leader, Religious Leader / 1514 - 1572
The foremost leader of the Scottish Reformation, John Knox set the moral tone of the Church of Scotland and shaped the democratic form of government it adopted.
1572 | 58 years old
Political Leader, Religious Leader
Died: November 24, 1957
Age: 70 years old
Place: Mexico City , Mexico
1963 | 24 years old
1967 | 55 years old
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