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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

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

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

331 BCAlexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

1945Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

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

2014Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

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

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

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

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

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

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

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

October 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 1st

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

1972Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

October 1st Deaths
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