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
Benjamin Franklin sets sail for France on a mission to seek support for the American Revolution.
The Beatles are appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire.
Wyatt Earp and his brothers face off against the Clantons and McLaurys in a shootout at the OK Corral.
Ngo Dinh Diem declares himself premier of the Republic of Vietnam, with support from the United States.
Life, a memoir by Rolling Stones guitar legend Keith Richards, is released.
Born on This Day
Women's Rights Activist, U.S. First Lady, Government Official / 1947 -
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the only American first lady to hold national office. She became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013.
Born: October 26, 1947
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Women's Rights Activist, ...
Civil Rights Activist, Singer, Television Personality / 1911 - 1972
20th century recording artist Mahalia Jackson, known as the Queen of Gospel, is revered as one of the greatest musical figures in U.S. history.
1911 | 60 years old
Civil Rights Activist, Singer, ...
Environmental Activist, Warrior, Governor, U.S. President / 1858 - 1919
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.
1858 | 60 years old
Environmental Activist, Warrior, ...
Born: October 26, 1967
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand
Occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
1961 | 52 years old
1973 | 40 years old
Actor, Comedian, Director, ...
Died on This Day
Film Actress / 1895 - 1952
Actress and radio performer Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her supporting role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.
Died: October 26, 1952
Age: 57 years old
Place: Woodland Hills, California , United States
Occupation: Film Actress
1902 | 86 years old
Women's Rights Activist
1932 | 65 years old
Activist, Film Actress, Philanthropist
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