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

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 207

1955 - WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
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
Beat Poet Allen GinsbergBeat Poet Allen Ginsberg 1961 - "Mr Ed" premieres
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
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
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
1974 - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
Brazilian Football Legend PeleBrazilian Football Legend Pele 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
1980 - 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
1981 - Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 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
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)
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 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
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
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 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.
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
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 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 211

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)
1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood)
Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al SharptonMinister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton (1954) 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)
1959 - Jack Wagner, rocker/actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place)
1959 - Greg Proops, American actor and comedian
1960 - Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan (1962) 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
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)
1973 - Neve Campbell, 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
1981 - Matt Murton, American baseball player

Famous Weddings

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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)

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