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
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz tie the knot at the Byram River Beagle Club in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Baseball player Jackie Robinson accuses the New York Yankees of racism during a television appearance on Youth Want to Know.
Michael Jackson releases Thriller. It quickly becomes the best-selling album of all time.
President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Bill into law, instituting a five-day waiting period for gun purchases.
Justice Samuel Chase's impeachment trial begins. He is eventually acquitted of all charges.
Senator Eugene McCarthy announces his campaign for U.S. presidency.
Elton John's Greatest Hits begins a 10-week run at the top of the Billboard pop album chart. It sells more than 24 million copies worldwide.
Ralph Nader publishes Unsafe at Any Speed, prompting major traffic and auto safety reforms.
Born on This Day
Born: November 30, 1835
Birthplace: Florida, Missouri, United States
1874 | 90 years old
Prime Minister, Journalist
1955 | 58 years old
Born: November 30, 1929
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Occupation: Television Personality
U.S. Representative / 1924 - 2005
Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American congresswoman in 1968. Four years later, she became the first major-party black candidate to make a bid for the U.S. presidency.
1924 | 80 years old
1947 | 66 years old
Died on This Day
Died: November 30, 1900
Age: 46 years old
Place: Paris , France
2007 | 69 years old
2003 | 98 years old
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
profile name: Mark Twain profile occupation: Writer
profile id: 9248164
profile name: Winston Churchill profile occupation: Prime Minister, Journalist
profile id: 9542533
profile name: Billy Idol profile occupation: Guitarist, Singer
profile id: 9249296
profile name: Dick Clark profile occupation: Television Personality
profile id: 9247015
profile name: Shirley Chisholm profile occupation: U.S. Representative
profile id: 9396766
profile name: David Mamet profile occupation: Playwright, Screenwriter
profile id: 9531078
profile name: Oscar Wilde profile occupation: Writer
profile id: 9366967
profile name: Evel Knievel profile occupation: Actor, Athlete
profile id: 9284131
profile name: Gertrude Ederle profile occupation: Professional Swimmer
profile id: 9196958
profile name: Lucille Ball profile occupation: Television Actress
profile id: 9542545
profile name: Desi Arnaz profile occupation: Musician
profile id: 9460813
profile name: Jackie Robinson profile occupation: Baseball Player
profile id: 38211
profile name: Michael Jackson profile occupation: Dancer
profile id: 9251236
profile name: Bill Clinton profile occupation: U.S. Governor
profile id: 9245493
profile name: Samuel Chase profile occupation: Government Official
profile id: 9390764
profile name: Eugene J. McCarthy profile occupation: U.S. Representative
profile id: 9355335
profile name: Elton John profile occupation: Songwriter
profile id: 9419799
profile name: Ralph Nader profile occupation: Anti-War Activist
profile id: 37866
profile name: Minoru Yamasaki profile occupation: Educator
profile id: 38588
profile name: Carlos Mérida profile occupation: Painter
profile id: 162966
profile name: Andy Williams profile occupation: Singer
profile id: 40098
profile name: A.D. Hershey profile occupation: Biologist
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.