What Happened on October 4, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

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Barry Bonds
  • Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

Famous Deaths

  • Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)