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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1908Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

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

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

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

1961Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

1814Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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

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

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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)

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

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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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