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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1962Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1994South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1945Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1661Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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

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

1993Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

1963Mark McGwire, Pomona California, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals)

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

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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

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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