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
African American antiwar activist Bobby Seale is gagged and chained to a chair during his trial.
President Gerald Ford signs a law forbidding discrimination in credit applications based on sex or marital status.
John Glenn returns to space, nearly four decades after his first voyage.
Henry James publishes The Portrait of a Lady.
Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) participates in his first professional fight and beats Tunney Hunsaker in six rounds.
Palm Springs, California, dedicates the Sonny Bono Memorial Concourse at its airport to honor the late singer who had also served as the town's mayor.
Dance/electronica artist Kylie Minogue is awarded the UK’s Music Industry Trust award; she’s the first woman to receive the honor.
Born on This Day
Born: October 29, 1947
Age: 66 years old
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
1971 | 42 years old
1942 | 52 years old
Painter, Television Personality
Born: October 29, 1938
Age: 75 years old
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia
Occupation: World Leader
Producer, Television Personality, Journalist, Author / 1925 - 2009Novelist and journalist Dominick Dunne wrote fiction and nonfiction about the rich, famous, and corrupt. He covered the O. J. Simpson trial for Vanity Fair.
1925 | 83 years old
Producer, Television Personality, ...
Psychologist, Radio Personality, Talk Show Host, Journalist / 1927 - 2013
Dr. Joyce Brothers was a famous psychologist and multimedia personality known for dispensing frank advice on relationships, intimacy, sexuality and self-worth.
1927 | 85 years old
Psychologist, Radio Personality, ...
Died on This Day
Died: October 29, 1957
Age: 73 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Business Leader, Producer
1971 | 24 years old
Explorer / 1552 - 1618
Sir Walter Raleigh was an English adventurer and writer who established a colony near Roanoke Island, now known as Virginia. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually put to death for treason.
1618 | 66 years old
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