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 U.S. Prohibition Commissioner announces Calvin Coolidge's intention to enforce the Volstead Act, prohibiting the production, sale and transport of alcohol.
Poet Robert Lowell is sentenced to one year in jail for evading the draft.
The Beatles appear on British TV's Sunday Night at the London Palladium, launching the Beatlemania craze.
Nero is crowned emperor of Rome, two months shy of his 17th birthday.
Nearly 30 years after Jim Thorpe's death, his two gold medals from the 1912 Olympics are restored to him. He had admitted to once being paid to play baseball.
The city of Chicago celebrates "Diddy Day" in recognition of star Sean Combs' charity work. Diddy and the mayor perform "Mo Money Mo Problems."
Born on This Day
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Philanthropist / 1941 -
American singer-songwriter Paul Simon is an influential figure in American rock music. He is known for his work as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, and for his long-running success as a musician.
Born: October 13, 1941
Age: 72 years old
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, ...
1959 | 54 years old
Theater Actress, Singer, ...
1971 | 42 years old
Prime Minister / 1925 - 2013
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office.
Born: October 13, 1925
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Occupation: Prime Minister
1925 | 40 years old
1962 | 51 years old
Died on This Day
Died: October 13, 1974
Age: 73 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Television Personality
1945 | 88 years old
1990 | 78 years old
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