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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Open

1945Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1908Jack Chesbro's final Higlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1

1932World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

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

1977Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

1990US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

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

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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)

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

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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