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 Benjamin Harrison extends the borders of Nebraska.
Bob Dylan begins to record his future classic “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” which would appear the following year on the album of the same name.
President Ronald Reagan withdraws American troops from Beirut, after 241 marines are killed by a truck bomb.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, controversial right-to-die advocate, uses his "suicide machine" to kill two women.
Walt Disney's fourth animated film, Dumbo, is released and becomes a children's classic.
With Imre Nagy at the fore, a popular uprising against Soviet rule begins in Hungary.
As part of the Watergate Scandal, President Richard Nixon agrees to submit subpoenaed audiotapes of his Oval Office conversations.
Jeffrey Skilling, former Enron CEO, is sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.
Born on This Day
Born: October 23, 1959
Age: 54 years old
Birthplace: Downey, California, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Comedian, Songwriter, ...
1940 | 73 years old
1925 | 79 years old
Talk Show Host
Born: October 23, 1976
Age: 37 years old
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Occupation: Film Actor
1954 | 59 years old
Director, Producer, Doctor, Television Producer, Author / 1942 - 2008
Michael Crichton was an American author best known for his sci-fi and medical thrillers. The movie based on his book, Jurassic Park, was one of the highest-grossing films in history.
1942 | 66 years old
Director, Producer, Doctor, ...
Died on This Day
Died: October 23, 1950
Age: 64 years old
Place: San Francisco, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Comedian, ...
1939 | 67 years old
1978 | 69 years old
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profile name: Richard Nixon profile occupation: U.S. President
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