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
John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
Artist Pablo Picasso's enormous antiwar mural Guernica is returned to Spain. The work indicts human cruelty in black, white and gray tones.
Seattle grunge band Nirvana releases the single “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” making lead singer Kurt Cobain an instant music icon.
The sewing machine is patented by Elias Howe.
As part of the U.S. wartime effort, President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates gasoline rationing.
Gunsmoke, starring James Arness, premieres on CBS. The show runs for 20 years.
One of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber, closes after almost 18 years of performances.
Born on This Day
Born: September 10, 1960
Age: 53 years old
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Film Actor
1949 | 64 years old
Talk Show Host
1934 | 51 years old
Born: September 10, 1968
Age: 45 years old
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire (near London), United Kingdom
1929 | 84 years old
1958 | 55 years old
Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Died on This Day
Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, Women's Rights Activist, Journalist / 1759 - 1797
Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer who advocated for women's equality. Her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman pressed for educational reforms.
Died: September 10, 1797
Age: 38 years old
Place: London , United Kingdom
Occupation: Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, ...
2007 | 90 years old
1948 | 87 years old
Political Leader, King, Prince
Died: August 10, 2008
Age: 65 years old
Place: Memphis, Tennessee , United States
Occupation: Actor, Musician
1935 | 42 years old
Lawyer, Governor, U.S. Representative
1842 | 51 years old
U.S. First Lady
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