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
Joseph Henry presents a paper at the Albany Institute about his experiments with electromagnetism. His work will lead to the development of the telegraph.
The George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess premieres at the Alvin Theatre in New York City. It will run for 16 weeks and be revived seven times.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to a Ghanaian diplomat who is refused service in a Delaware restaurant.
Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to a charge of federal income tax evasion.
Lieutenant Colonel George Custer's funeral is held at West Point. He was killed the previous year at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
President Woodrow Wilson presses a button in the White House to trigger the explosion of Gamboa Dike, the last obstruction in the waterway that will become the Panama Canal.
Ayn Rand publishes Atlas Shrugged, her last and longest novel.
The Black Eyed Peas, featuring Fergie, enter their 14th week at number one with "I Gotta Feeling." They were at number one for 12 weeks before that with "Boom Boom Pow."
Born on This Day
Born: October 10, 1917
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Pianist
1901 | 86 years old
1930 | 78 years old
Activist, Playwright, Poet, ...
Born: October 10, 1969
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
Occupation: Football Player
Singer, Reality Television Star / 1958 -
Tanya Tucker is a Grammy Award-nominated artist who is one of country music's biggest stars, with scores of Top 10 hits like "Delta Dawn" and "Here's Some Love."
1958 | 55 years old
Singer, Reality Television Star
1946 | 67 years old
Died on This Day
Died: October 10, 1985
Age: 70 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Director
2004 | 52 years old
1985 | 65 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor
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