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
Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility is published anonymously.
Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his War of the Worlds radio broadcast.
A court rules that the inquest into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, found in Senator Ted Kennedy's car in a pond, will be held privately.
Lebron James begins playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Aaron Copland's score for the ballet Appalachian Spring premieres at the Library of Congress.
“Cold, Cold Heart," sung by crooner Tony Bennett, hits number one on the Billboard pop charts.
Michael Jordan returns to the NBA after a hiatus of more than three years, scoring 19 points for the Washington Wizards; his team loses to the New York Knicks 93-91.
Rosa Parks' casket lies in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. She is the first woman to receive this tribute.
Born on This Day
Born: October 30, 1945
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Occupation: Television Actor
1735 | 90 years old
1939 | 73 years old
Born: October 30, 1748
Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Occupation: U.S. First Lady
1960 | 52 years old
Died on This Day
Actor, Songwriter, Talk Show Host, Writer / 1921 - 2000
American television personality Steve Allen is best known as the first host of The Tonight Show. He also starred on The Benny Goodman Show, and was an accomplished musician, composer, author and actor.
Died: October 30, 2000
Age: 78 years old
Place: Los Angeles, California , United States
Occupation: Actor, Songwriter, Talk Show Host, ...
Film Actor, Television Actor, Singer, Television Personality / 1933 - 2007Actor Robert Goulet played a dashing Lancelot in 1960s and went on to a varied career as a singer and actor, winning a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy.
2007 | 73 years old
Film Actor, Television Actor, ...
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