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
Christopher Columbus sets sail from the Canary Islands in Spain for what would be a five-week voyage to the “new world.”
President William McKinley is shot and mortally wounded by an anarchist in Buffalo, New York
Czechoslovakian tennis star Martina Navratilova requests political asylum in the United States, where she is playing in the U.S. Open.
Frederick Douglass is elected as the first president of the National Black Convention.
Former president Bill Clinton undergoes successful open heart surgery in New York after experiencing shortness of breath and chest pain months prior.
California approves a same-sex marriage bill, becoming the first legislative body in the country to do so. A month later, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoes it.
Born on This Day
U.S. Governor / 1962 -
Chris Christie is best known for his combative style as the Republican governor of traditionally Democratic New Jersey.
Born: September 6, 1962
Age: 51 years old
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: U.S. Governor
1964 | 49 years old
Film Actress, Director
1983 | 30 years old
Comedian, Radio Personality, Game Show Host, Writer / 1958 -
American comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who hails from the South, is known for spoofing "rednecks." He starred in the situation comedy The Jeff Foxworthy Show.
Born: September 6, 1958
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Occupation: Comedian, Radio Personality, ...
Film Actress, Television Actress, Comedian / 1947 -
American actress Jane Curtin rose to fame in 1975 as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. She went on to star in the popular sitcoms Kate & Allie (1984) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996).
1947 | 66 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress, ...
1954 | 59 years old
Business Leader, U.S. Representative
Died on This Day
Died: September 6, 2007
Age: 71 years old
Place: Modena , Italy
1966 | 86 years old
1998 | 88 years old
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