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
General Dwight D. Eisenhower warns of the risk of "shell shock," referring to the psychiatric damage soldiers experience due to prolonged combat.
Barbara Walters becomes the first female co-anchor of a major network evening news broadcast and the highest paid journalist at that time.
American troops under George Washington attack British forces at Germantown, Pennsylvania.
Following the overthrow of Mexican emperor Agustín I, the Mexican republic is declared and adopts a constitution.
Jimmy Hoffa is elected as Teamsters Union president.
27-year-old blues/rock singer Janis Joplin dies from an accidental heroin overdose in Hollywood. Her album Pearl is released the following year.
Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple releases her third album, the lyrically rich Extraordinary Machine.
Born on This Day
Born: October 4, 1941
Age: 71 years old
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1967 | 45 years old
1976 | 36 years old
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress
Born: October 4, 1957
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
1923 | 84 years old
1946 | 66 years old
Died on This Day
Died: October 4, 1970
Age: 27 years old
Place: Hollywood, California , United States
1669 | 63 years old
1974 | 45 years old
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