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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1924Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

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

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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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