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 Philip Sousa, best known for his spirited marches, gets early inspiration for his musical compositions when he becomes head of the U.S. Marine Corps band.
Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile, with a price tag of $825.
Walt Disney World, named after the Disney founder, opens in Orlando, Florida.
In a radio broadcast, Winston Churchill describes the Soviet Union as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis is discharged from the Army.
Late Show host David Letterman admits he had sexual relations with female staff members and that someone tried to extort $2 million from him over the affairs.
Born on This Day
Born: October 1, 1924
Age: 89 years old
Birthplace: Plains, Georgia, United States
Occupation: U.S. President
Film Actor, Theater Actor / 1930 - 2002
Irish actor Richard Harris is best known for his performances as King Arthur in Broadway's Camelot and Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films.
1930 | 72 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor
1935 | 78 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress
Born: October 1, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Comedian
1920 | 79 years old
1927 | 83 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: October 1, 1985
Age: 86 years old
Place: North Brooklin, Maine , United States
2004 | 81 years old
1979 | 82 years old
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