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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

1981Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1712The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.

1992Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live

1974Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1983Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK

1908The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.

1971Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

1957Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

2008OJ Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

1954Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real)

1916James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)

1969Gwen Stefani, Fullerton, California, singer (No Doubt)

1959Fred Couples, Seattle Washington, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992)

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

1800George Bancroft, Worcester Massachusetts, American historian (History of the United States)

1900Thomas Wolfe, Asheville, North Carolina, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

1954Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood)

October 3rd Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on October 3rd

1992Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28)

2008Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

1988"Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

1953MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

1965Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

42 BCGaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

1656Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury at 72

October 3rd Deaths
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