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
President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting president against lynching in the South.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens in New York City.
Former Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos and wife Imelda are indicted on charges of laundering money from their country’s economy.
President Obama announces that all troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of December 2011.
Thomas Edison successfully tests the incandescent light bulb. It lasts 13.5 hours.
The romantic comedy Mystic Pizza opens in theaters, starring then little-known actress Julia Roberts.
Madonna's erotic photography book, Sex, is released and sells out its first print run of 500,000 copies.
Born on This Day
Born: October 21, 1980
Age: 33 years old
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Occupation: Reality Television Star
1925 | 77 years old
Songwriter, Singer, Trumpet Player / 1917 - 1993
A jazz trumpeter and composer, Dizzy Gillespie played with Charlie Parker and developed the music known as "bebop." His best-known compositions include "Oop Bob Sh' Bam," "Groovin' High," "Salt Peanuts" and "A Night in Tunisia."
1917 | 75 years old
Songwriter, Singer, Trumpet Player
Born: October 21, 1956
Age: 57 years old
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1949 | 64 years old
1833 | 63 years old
Business Leader, Engineer, Inventor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: October 21, 1969
Age: 47 years old
Place: St. Petersburg, Florida , United States
Occupation: Journalist, Author, Poet
1985 | 39 years old
Assassin, Government Official
1970 | 70 years old
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