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
Alexander Hamilton becomes the first Secretary of the Treasury.
Jenny Lind, aka "The Swedish Nightingale," makes her American debut at the Castle Garden Theatre in New York.
Terrorists, on orders from Osama bin Laden, hijack U.S. commercial jets. They kill nearly 3,000 Americans in New York City, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Anti-Semitism charges follow Charles Lindbergh after he blames the British, Jews and the Roosevelt administration for trying to draw the United States into World War II.
The Carol Burnett Show premieres, a comedic variety show on CBS that will run for 11 years and win 25 Emmys.
Basketball great Michael Jordan is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame
Born on This Day
Born: September 11, 1977
Age: 36 years old
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Rapper
1967 | 46 years old
Film Actor, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
1962 | 51 years old
Born: September 11, 1965
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
Journalist, Author, Playwright, Poet / 1885 - 1930
D.H. Lawrence is best known for his infamous novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, which was banned in the United States until 1959, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
1885 | 44 years old
Journalist, Author, Playwright, Poet
1940 | 73 years old
Died on This Day
Died: September 11, 2003
Age: 54 years old
Place: Burbank, California , United States
Occupation: Television Actor, Philanthropist
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress / 1909 - 1994
Jessica Tandy was an English-born U.S. actress well known for her role in Broadway's Foxfire and her Oscar-winning performance in the film Driving Miss Daisy.
1994 | 85 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress, ...
1987 | 42 years old
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