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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1949People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

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

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

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

1833Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

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)

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)

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

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

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

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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