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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

1945Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1992Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

1976Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

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

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

1974Pele retires as soccer player

52 BCVercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

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

1993Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

1973Neve Campbell, Guelph Ontario, Canadian actress (Party of 5, Scream)

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

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

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

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

1936John Heisman, American football coach, dies of pneumonia at 66

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

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

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

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