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
Isaac Singer patents his sewing machine.
The Hoover Dam, powered by the Colorado River, begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles. The dam’s construction was begun under President Herbert Hoover.
President Bill Clinton announces plans to send 36,000 troops to the Persian Gulf in response to the buildup of Iraqi forces on the border of Kuwait.
The National Guard breaks up protests at the trial of Abbie Hoffman and the rest of the "Chicago Eight."
The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman as a New York City cop breaking up a drug-smuggling ring, opens in the United States. The role will earn Hackman a Best Actor Oscar.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after six years of marriage.
President Barack Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Born on This Day
Born: October 9, 1940
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
1975 | 38 years old
Actor, Bassist, Songwriter, ...
Environmental Activist, Anti-War Activist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist / 1948 -
Jackson Browne is a folk singer-songwriter who released numerous hit records in the 1970s and '80s, including Late for the Sky. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
1948 | 65 years old
Environmental Activist, ...
Entrepreneur, Talk Show Host, Reality Television Star / 1952 -
Sharon Osbourne is known as the wife of legendary rock star Ozzy Osbourne and a television personality who's been featured on several programs, including The Osbournes and The Talk.
Born: October 9, 1952
Age: 61 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Talk Show Host, ...
Prime Minister / 1966 -
David Cameron is best known for being a revolutionary leader of Britain's Conservative Party, a quality that eventually won him the election as prime minister in 2010.
1966 | 47 years old
Painter, Sculptor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Singer / 1969 -British singer and songwriter PJ Harvey is best known for her wide range of musical styles, ranging from rock to electronica and folk.
1969 | 44 years old
Painter, Sculptor, Songwriter, ...
Died on This Day
Died: October 9, 1967
Age: 39 years old
Place: La Higuera , Bolivia
Occupation: Military Leader
Diplomat, Journalist, Playwright / 1903 - 1987Clare Boothe Luce was a socialite who satirized New York society, wrote plays, worked as a war correspondent for Life, and served as an ambassador to Italy.
1987 | 84 years old
Diplomat, Journalist, Playwright
2002 | 46 years old
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profile name: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan profile occupation: Songwriter
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