Historical Events on October 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 319 of 319

  • 1964 Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley
  • 1964 San Francisco cable cars declared a national landmark
  • 1964 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia
  • 1965 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1966 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • 1966 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • 1966 West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • 1967 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins
  • 1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
  • 1967 Pink FLoyd's 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)
  • 1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
  • 1968 The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).
  • 1969 Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier
  • 1969 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
  • 1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy
  • 1970 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
  • 1971 Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO
  • 1971 Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida
  • 1972 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • 1972 1st games of World Hockey Association
  • 1972 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • 1972 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
  • 1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

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1973 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1973 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 1974 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC
  • 1974 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • 1974 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror film directed by Tobe Hooper is 1st released in the US
  • 1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
  • 1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1975 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
  • 1976 1st Dutch casino opens

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1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • 1977 US Department of Energy established

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1977 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • 1977 Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
  • 1978 Comoros adopts constitution
  • 1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
  • 1978 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
  • 1978 Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
  • 1978 The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
  • 1979 Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president
  • 1979 Pope John Paul II begins his first papal visit to USA in Boston
  • 1979 RKO radio network begins operation
  • 1979 US returns Canal Zone (but not the canal) to Panama after 75 years
  • 1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
  • 1981 J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder" premieres in London
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
  • 1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982 West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor for Helmut Kohl
  • 1982 The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • 1983 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America
  • 1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
  • 1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
  • 1985 Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed
  • 1986 President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta
  • 1986 New Zealand's Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services
  • 1987 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
  • 1987 Fiji's constitution is suspended
  • 1987 The Whittier Narrows earthquake shook the San Gabriel Valley, registering as a magnitude 5.9.
  • 1988 Bradley Center in Milwaukee opens
  • 1988 Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)

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1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle
  • 1989 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
  • 1989 US Post Officeissues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
  • 1989 Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
  • 1990 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda
  • 1990 Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean

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1990 US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990 Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy

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1990 Saddam Hussein says he may be willing to negotiate the occupation of Kuwait and would consider foreign participation in negotiations

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)
  • 1991 New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
  • 1991 Soviet Union suspends petroleum product exports as its fuel shortages grow
  • 1992 "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 1992 Cartoon Cable Network premieres
  • 1992 Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens
  • 1992 Ross Perot re-enters US presidental race

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Frank Bruno
  • 1994 Beginning of the National Hockey League lockout
  • 1994 Boon completes his 19th Test century (114 v Pak, Karachi)
  • 1994 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic

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1994 South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1994 Stanley Betrian sworn in as leader of Curacao
  • 1995 Bermuda begins using new area code 441
  • 1995 Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1995 Indians set record of 30 game lead over 2nd place team
  • 1995 Mike Mussina tosses Balt's 5th consecutive shutout 4-0 win over Tigers
  • 1995 NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
  • 1995 Rockies are 1st team to make postseason before 7th year in existence
  • 1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1997 Spice Hot premieres on cable

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1998 Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2000 Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
  • 2000 United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • 2000 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 27th Olympic Games closes at Sydney, Australia
  • 2004 Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
  • 2005 Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.
  • 2007 Most of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 came into force in the United Kingdom.

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2011 Martin Dempsey is appointed US Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Obama

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2012 3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan
  • 2012 36 people are killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong
  • 2012 California becomes the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors
  • 2013 A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending

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2014 Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 2014 41 children are killed by a suicide bombing on the Akrameh al-Makhzumi school in Homs, Syria
  • 2015 A gunman kills 8 students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon
  • 2015 Mudslide on the outskirts of Guatemala City leaves at least 131 dead and 300 missing
  • 2015 Cargo ship El Faro goes missing with 33 crew during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas