Today in History for October 2004
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Events 1 - 13 of 13
1st - Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
2nd - American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.
4th - SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
7th - King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.
19th - Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.
19th - Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.
20th - Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball's American League
23rd - A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.
24th - 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.
25th - Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.
27th - The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years
29th - In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution.
29th - The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
Weddings 1 - 6 of 6
2nd - "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York
2nd - "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California
5th - Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados
16th - Actor Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando (46) weds Deborah Presley at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
29th - "Jackass" member Chris Pontius (30) weds Claire Nolan in Malibu
30th - Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
Divorces 1 - 1 of 1
7th - Actress Andie MacDowell (46) divorces businessman Rhett Hartzog (45) after nearly three years of marriage
Deaths 1 - 36 of 36
1st - Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
1st - Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
3rd - John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (b. 1960)
3rd - Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77
4th - Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)
4th - Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)
5th - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (b. 1921)
5th - Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
5th - William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine nominee (b. 1941)
7th - Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
8th - Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
8th - James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)
10th - Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)
10th - Christopher Reeve, American actor (b. 1952)
10th - Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)
10th - Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (b. 1932)
11th - Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
13th - Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (b. 1915)
14th - Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
Actress Janet Leigh (3rd) 16th - Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
17th - Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (b. 1952)
18th - Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)
19th - Elliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(b. 1969)
20th - Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)
20th - Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)
23rd - Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)
24th - Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
24th - Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)
24th - James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
26th - Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
27th - Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
28th - Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
29th - Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (b. 1923)
29th - Vaughn Meader, American comedian (b. 1936)
29th - Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)
30th - Peggy Ryan, American actress (b. 1924)