This Day in History for 3rd October (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 207

1955 - WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
1957 - Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin
1957 - Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.
1959 - 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
1960 - "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
1960 - Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
1960 - SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
1960 - Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs
1961 - "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1961 - "Mr Ed" premieres
Beat Poet Allen GinsbergBeat Poet Allen Ginsberg 1961 - "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
1961 - KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs
1962 - Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
1962 - Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
1963 - "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
1963 - Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
1964 - Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
1965 - Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
MLB Pitcher Whitey FordMLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 1965 - Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher
1966 - Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
1967 - KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
1967 - King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
1967 - William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
1968 - Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope," premieres in NYC
1968 - Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
1968 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
1970 - "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
1970 - Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
1970 - WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 - Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
1972 - Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
1972 - Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
1972 - Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test
1972 - Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
1973 - Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
Serial Killer Ted BundySerial Killer Ted Bundy 1974 - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1974 - Pele retires as soccer player
1974 - Watergate trial begins
1975 - George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK
1975 - Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap
1976 - Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run
1976 - Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
1977 - "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 perfs
1977 - Indira Gandhi arrested
1978 - Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 1980 - 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
1981 - Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
1981 - Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike
1981 - Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 - Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
1982 - Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
1982 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1982 - Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
1982 - Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 1983 - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK
1985 - 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
1985 - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution
1985 - Pope John Paul II declares Titus Brandsma divine
1985 - South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
1986 - Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
1986 - Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
1986 - TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1987 - Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
1987 - Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
1987 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1988 - 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
1988 - Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
1988 - Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1988 - WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern
1989 - Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
1990 - Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 1990 - George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades
1990 - Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
1990 - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
1991 - 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins
1992 - Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)
1992 - Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV
1992 - Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'ConnorSinger-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor 1992 - Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
1993 - "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs
1993 - Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
1993 - Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
1993 - Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
1993 - Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
1993 - Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
1993 - Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
1993 - Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 1994 - Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil
1994 - Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon
1995 - 1st 1st-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW v W Prov)
1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
1996 - Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
1997 - Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
1997 - Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
1997 - Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 212

1937 - Ton de Kruyf, composer
1938 - David R Obey, (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1969- )
1938 - Eddie Cochran, Oklahoma City, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody)
1938 - Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
1940 - Alan O'Day, Hollywood Ca, rocker, (d. 2013)
1940 - Jean Ratelle, NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
1940 - Mike Troy, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
1941 - Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock)
1942 - Alan Rachins, American actor
1943 - Jeff Bingaman, (Sen-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
1944 - Roy Horn, Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
1944 - Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician
1944 - Roy Horn, German-American magician
1944 - Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
1945 - Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)
1945 - Rik Kenton, rocker
1945 - Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)
1946 - Bob Dotson, St Louis Mo, newscaster (Primetime Sunday)
1946 - Tristan Keuris, composer
1946 - Biff Henderson, American television personality
1947 - 7th earl of Bradford, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1948 - Michael Medved, American film critic
1949 - Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
1949 - Lindsey Buckingham, Palo Alto, California, American guitarist/lead singer (Fleetwood Mac)
1950 - Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)
1950 - Pamela Hensley, Glendale California, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
1950 - Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1951 - Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)
1951 - Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
1951 - Kathryn D Sullivan, Paterson NJ, PhD/astro (STS 41-G, 28, 31, 45)
1951 - Bernard Cooper, American writer
1951 - Keb' Mo', American singer
1952 - Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)
1954 - Dennis Eckersley, Oakland CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray VaughanMusician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954) 1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood)
1954 - Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real)
1955 - Angela Molina, Madrid Spain, actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven)
1956 - Hart Bochner, Toronto, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard)
1956 - Peter Frechette, Warwick RI, actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler)
1957 - Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
1958 - Karen Morton Palmdale CA, playmate (Jul, 1978)
1959 - Carmen Russo, Genoa Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1972)
1959 - Frederick Stephen Couples, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open)
Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al SharptonMinister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton (1954) 1959 - Jack Wagner, rocker/actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place)
1959 - Greg Proops, American actor and comedian
1959 - Fred Couples, Seattle Washington, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992)
1960 - Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
1962 - Rick Todd, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Ben Hogan Dakota)
1962 - Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
1963 - Dan Goldie, Sioux City IO, tennis star
1963 - Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)
1963 - Marion Peck, American artist and painter
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan (1962) 1964 - Clive Owen, British actor
1966 - Darrin Fletcher, Elmhurst IL, catcher (Montreal Expos)
1966 - Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1967 - Rob Liefeld, American comic book writer and artist
1968 - Greg Foster, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
1968 - Marco Roelofsen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1968 - Paul Crichton, English footballer
1969 - Carl Thomas, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1969 - Eddie Sutter, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
1969 - Mike Saunders, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1969 - Shane Butterworth, actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)
1969 - Stephen Scahill, Featherston NZ, Australasia golfer
1969 - Travis Hill, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
Singer Gwen StefaniSinger Gwen Stefani (1969) 1969 - Gwen Stefani, Fullerton, California, singer (No Doubt)
1969 - Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
1970 - Justine Sowry, Australian field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
1970 - Manny Martinez, San Pedro DE, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
1970 - Roger Bailey, Chattahoochee FL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1970 - Tyji Armstrong, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971 - Reggie Givens, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1971 - Wil Cordero, baseball player
1971 - Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1972 - Christian Peter, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1972 - Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
1972 - Michael Nylander, Stockholm Swe, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1972 - Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, catcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1972 - Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce)
1972 - Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
1973 - Angelica Gavaldon, El Centro California, tennis star (1995 quarter Aust)
Actress Neve CampbellActress Neve Campbell (1973) 1973 - Neve Campbell, Guelph Ontario, Canadian actress (Party of 5, Scream)
1973 - Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress
1973 - Lena Headey, British actress
1974 - Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 - India.Arie, American singer
1975 - Talib Kweli, American rapper
1976 - Kirsi Haenninen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
1976 - Nate Johnson, Seattle Wash, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1976 - Seann William Scott, American actor
1978 - Gerald Asamoah, German footballer
1978 - Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
1978 - Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters)
1978 - Shannyn Sossamon, American actress
1979 - John Hennigan, American professional wrestler
1979 - Daniel Hollie, American professional wrestler
1980 - Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian hockey player
1981 - Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
1981 - Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
1981 - Danny Coid, English Footballer

Famous Weddings

Please go to a prior page.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 116 of 116

2000 - Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
2000 - John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
2002 - Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
2002 - Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
2003 - Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
2003 - William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
2004 - John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (b. 1960)
Actress Janet LeighActress Janet Leigh (2004) 2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77
2005 - Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (b. 1929)
2006 - Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
2006 - John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
2006 - Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
2007 - M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
2008 - Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
2009 - Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
2010 - Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (b. 1925)

<< 2nd October

— On this Day in History —

4th October >>


Search On this Day in History

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)