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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

1918Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

1961Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

1986NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

1991NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

2012Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

1959Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

2001Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season

1777Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

1880Damon Runyon, Manhattan, Kansas, journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), (d. 1946)

1941Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)

1923Charlton Heston, Ill, Manhattan, Kansas, actor (10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008)

1956Sherri Turner, Greenville South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ)

1822Rutherford B. Hayes, Delaware Ohio, (R) 19th US president (1877-81)

1944Tony La Russa, Tampa Florida, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis)

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

1925Jurist Earl Warren (34) weds Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers

1942Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)

1926Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot-Curie (26) in Paris, France

1539King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves, his 4th wife

190530th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont

1795Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (22) weds Sara Fricker in Bristol, England

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Notable Deaths on October 4th

1970Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

1904Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70

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