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
Writer Allen Ginsberg reads his poem “Howl” for the first time, rocking the Beat literary world.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats opens on Broadway. It will run for a record 7,485 performances, second only to The Phantom of the Opera.
The Nobel Committee announces that Toni Morrison is to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She is the first African American woman to receive the honor.
Arnold Schwarzenegger wins the election for governor of California.
Benedict Arnold is wounded at the pivotal Revolutionary War Battle of Bemis Heights near Saratoga, New York.
Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes celebrates its London premiere. The film will garner the director a New York Film Critics Circle Award.
Celine Dion releases her cover of Eric Carmen’s song “All by Myself,” which goes on to top the adult contemporary charts.
A lost Antonio Vivaldi flute concerto is found in the National Archives of Scotland.
Born on This Day
Born: October 7, 1931
Age: 81 years old
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
1951 | 61 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1955 | 57 years old
Music Producer, Reality Television Star / 1959 -
Simon Cowell is a record producer and television personality known for his scathing critical remarks as a judge on the television show, "American Idol."
Born: October 7, 1959
Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Occupation: Music Producer, Reality Television Star
1942 | 70 years old
Comedian, Talk Show Host
1967 | 45 years old
Theater Actress, Television Actress, ...
Died on This Day
Died: October 7, 1849
Age: 40 years old
Place: Baltimore, Maryland , United States
1894 | 85 years old
Educator, Doctor, Physiologist, ...
1792 | 66 years old
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