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
The Iran-Contra scandal unravels, embarrassing President Ronald Reagan and his administration.
The Dalai Lama wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his 40-year nonviolent campaign to end China's domination of his homeland, Tibet.
President Harry Truman delivers the very first televised presidential address from the White House.
Sean Connery stars in the first James Bond film, Dr. No.
Polish Solidarity founder, Lech Walesa, wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with labor unions and human rights.
Buff rapper Marky Mark, aka Mark Wahlberg, hits number one with the song "Good Vibrations." He goes on to develop a highly successful acting career.
Born on This Day
Born: October 5, 1975
Age: 38 years old
Birthplace: Reading, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Film Actress
1958 | 55 years old
Scientist, Television Personality, ...
1951 | 62 years old
Activist, Songwriter, Singer, ...
Born: October 5, 1957
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
1959 | 54 years old
1902 | 81 years old
Died on This Day
Died: October 5, 2011
Age: 56 years old
Place: Palo Alto, California , United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Inventor
Comedian / 1921 - 2004
Rodney Dangerfield was a stand-up comedian and actor known for his "I don't get no respect" routine. He starred in the hit movie comedies, Caddyshack and Back to School, during the 1980s.
2004 | 82 years old
1941 | 84 years old
Supreme Court Justice
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