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
George Eastman receives a patent for his invention of photographic film.
Theodore Roosevelt is shot in Milwaukee.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent leadership against racism in America.
A. A. Milne publishes his now classic children's book Winnie-the-Pooh.
U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.
Born on This Day
Born: October 14, 1978
Age: 34 years old
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Occupation: Television Actor, Entrepreneur, Singer
1975 | 37 years old
1894 | 67 years old
Born: October 14, 1927
Age: 85 years old
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
1939 | 73 years old
Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer
1940 | 72 years old
Film Actor, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: October 14, 1990
Age: 72 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Pianist
General / 1891 - 1944
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was one of German's most popular generals during World War II, and gained his enemies' respect with his victories as commander of the Afrika Korps. Implicated in a plot to overthrow Hitler, Rommel took his life in 1944.
1944 | 52 years old
2009 | 76 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
Died: October 14, 1977
Age: 74 years old
Place: Madrid , Spain
Occupation: Film Actor, Songwriter, Singer
1955 | 46 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Supreme Court Justice / 1833 - 1911John Harlan was associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1877 until his death and one of the most forceful dissenters in the history of that tribunal.
1911 | 78 years old
Civil Rights Activist, ...
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