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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1945Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1998Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

1975Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1880John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

1852Alfred Russel Wallace returns to the U.K. after four years of travel, collecting, and research in South America

1994South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

1988Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the Soviet Union

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

1928Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

1935Julie Andrews, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)

1930Richard Harris, Ireland, actor (Man Called Horse)/singer (MacArthur Park)

1910Bonnie Parker, Rowena, Texas, outlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)

1924Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia, 39th US President (D) (1977-81)

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

1884Politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds Mary sweetheart Elizabeth Baird

1994Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

1984Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

October 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 1st

1972Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

1985E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

October 1st Deaths
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