On This Day for 3rd October (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 220

  • 1955 "Mickey Mouse Club" premieres
  • 1955 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
  • 1955 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
  • 1955 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
  • 1957 Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1959 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
  • 1960 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
  • 1960 Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
  • 1960 SF's White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard
  • 1960 Yanks win 8-7, ending season on a 15 game win streak, & record 193 HRs
  • 1960 US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)
  • 1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1961 "Mr Ed" premieres
  • 1961 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 1961 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • 1962 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
  • 1962 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1963 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
  • 1963 Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured
  • 1964 Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, & 29th in club's history
  • 1965 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

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1965 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1966 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
  • 1967 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • 1967 King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)
  • 1967 William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72
  • 1968 Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope" premieres in NYC
  • 1968 Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1968 The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
  • 1970 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • 1970 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
  • 1970 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1971 22nd Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 29 points
  • 1972 Indians set a team record for lowest team batting avg .234
  • 1972 Spaceflight 71-2 launched; 1st flexible substrate photovoltaic flown
  • 1972 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972 Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
  • 1973 Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Pele retires as soccer player

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • 1974 Watergate trial begins

Music releaseAlbum Release

1975 George Harrison releases "Extra Texture" album in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1975 Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1976 Helmuth Kohl's CDU wins German parliament election
  • 1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Indira Gandhi arrested

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 1978 Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London
  • 1980 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
  • 1981 Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason
  • 1981 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1982 Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 1982 Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1982 Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
  • 1982 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1984 US government shuts down due to lack of agreement over passage of bills
  • 1985 21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched
  • 1985 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Pope John Paul II beatifies Titus Brandsma

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1985 South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution
  • 1985 Walter Polovchak becomes a "free man" upon turning 18
  • 1986 Baltimore loses assuring Orioles of their 1st last-place finish
  • 1986 Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die
  • 1986 TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.
  • 1987 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
  • 1987 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • 1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1988 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
  • 1988 Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
  • 1988 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
  • 1988 WBMW-FM, Wash DC changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 1990 Reunification of East & West Germany. West German flag raised above Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1990 Tiger Cecil Fielder becomes 11th, to hit 50 HRs (& 51st)
  • 1990 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1992 Atlanta Braves win franchise record 98th game (old record 95 in 1957)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays win AL East title
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • 1993 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1993 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • 1993 Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • 1993 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
  • 1993 Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
  • 1993 Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 213

  • 1938 David R Obey, (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1969- )
  • 1938 Eddie Cochran, rock vocalist/guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer
  • 1940 Alan O'Day, rocker, born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Jean Ratelle, NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1940 Mike Troy, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • 1941 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Alan Rachins, American actor
  • 1943 Jeff Bingaman, (Sen-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
  • 1944 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
  • 1944 Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician
  • 1944 Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
  • 1945 Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)
  • 1945 Rik Kenton, rocker
  • 1945 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)
  • 1946 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946 Tristan Keuris, composer
  • 1946 Biff Henderson, American television personality
  • 1947 7th earl of Bradford, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1947 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • 1949 Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
  • 1949 Lindsey Buckingham, Palo Alto, California, American guitarist/lead singer (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1950 Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)
  • 1950 Pamela Hensley, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California
  • 1950 Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • 1951 Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)
  • 1951 Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
  • 1951 Kathryn Sullivan, Paterson NJ, geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1951 Bernard Cooper, American writer
  • 1951 Keb' Mo', American singer
  • 1952 Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)
  • 1954 Dennis Eckersley, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1955 Angela Molina, actress (Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1956 Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Peter Frechette, Warwick RI, actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler)
  • 1957 Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
  • 1958 Karen Morton Palmdale CA, playmate (Jul, 1978)
  • 1959 Carmen Russo, Genoa Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1972)
  • 1959 Frederick Stephen Couples, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1959 Jack Wagner, rocker/actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place)
  • 1959 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • 1960 Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
  • 1962 Rick Todd, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Ben Hogan Dakota), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1962 Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1963 Dan Goldie, Sioux City IO, tennis star
  • 1963 Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)
  • 1963 Marion Peck, American artist and painter
  • 1964 Clive Owen, British actor
  • 1966 Darrin Fletcher, Elmhurst IL, catcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1966 Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1967 Rob Liefeld, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1967 Walter Polovchak, Ukrainian-American asylum seeker, born in Ukraine
  • 1968 Greg Foster, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1968 Marco Roelofsen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1968 Paul Crichton, English footballer
  • 1969 Carl Thomas, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1969 Eddie Sutter, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969 Mike Saunders, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 Shane Butterworth, actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)
  • 1969 Stephen Scahill, New Zealand golfer, born in Featherston
  • 1969 Travis Hill, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Singer Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani
  • 1969 Tetsu, Japanese bassist (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
  • 1970 Justine Sowry, Australian field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Manny Martinez, San Pedro DE, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1970 Roger Bailey, Chattahoochee FL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1970 Tyji Armstrong, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Reggie Givens, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1971 Wil Cordero, baseball player
  • 1971 Kevin Richardson, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1972 Christian Peter, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Denny Vaughn, orchestra leader (Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour)
  • 1972 Michael Nylander, Stockholm Swe, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • 1972 Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, catcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1972 Garrett Dutton, American musician (G. Love and Special Sauce)
  • 1972 Lajon Witherspoon, American singer (Sevendust)
  • 1973 Angelica Gavaldon, El Centro California, tennis star (1995 quarter Aust)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell
  • 1973 Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress
  • 1973 Lena Headey, British actress
  • 1974 Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 India.Arie, American singer
  • 1975 Talib Kweli, American rapper
  • 1976 Kirsi Haenninen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1976 Nate Johnson, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1976 Seann William Scott, American actor
  • 1978 Gerald Asamoah, German footballer
  • 1978 Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
  • 1978 Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1978 Shannyn Sossamon, American actress
  • 1979 John Hennigan, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Daniel Hollie, American professional wrestler
  • 1980 Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian hockey player
  • 1981 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 Danny Coid, English Footballer

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 117 of 117

  • 2000 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2000 John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 2002 Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  • 2003 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
  • 2004 John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (b. 1960)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004 Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
  • 2005 Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2006 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • 2007 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • 2008 Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • 2010 Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (b. 1925)
  • 2015 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), dies at 98