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
An 18-year-old Aretha Franklin makes her onstage debut at the Village Vanguard in New York City.
Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination hearing receives testimony from Anita Hill, a former coworker who states she was sexually harassed by Thomas.
The U.S. Postal Service issues a five-cent stamp honoring Eleanor Roosevelt. It is the first stamp to feature a first lady.
Johnny Bench's game-tying home run in the ninth inning helps lift the Cincinnati Reds to victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League pennant
Comedian George Carlin hosts the debut episode of Saturday Night Live.
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in international peacekeeping and social development.
Born on This Day
Diplomat, U.S. First Lady / 1884 - 1962
The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics.
Born: October 11, 1884
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
1965 | 48 years old
1989 | 24 years old
Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1968 -
Film, TV and theater actress Jane Krakowski is known for having played Elaine on Ally McBeal and Jenna on 30 Rock. She also starred in the London production of Guys and Dolls.
Born: October 11, 1968
Age: 45 years old
Birthplace: Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Theater Actress, Television Actress
Author / 1925 - 2013
Elmore Leonard was an American novelist best known for writing crime novels and Westerns, many of which have been made into popular films, including Out of Sight, Get Shorty and 3:10 to Yuma.
1925 | 87 years old
1969 | 44 years old
Film Actor, Theater Actor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: October 11, 1991
Age: 68 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian
1965 | 70 years old
2008 | 70 years old
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