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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1908Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

1934Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

331 BCAlexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

1833Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

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

1961Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

1910Bonnie Parker, Rowena, Texas, outlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)

1924Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia, 39th US President (D) (1977-81)

1935Julie Andrews, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)

1963Mark McGwire, Pomona California, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals)

October 1st Birthdays
Date Event
Notable Weddings on October 1st

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

1884Politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds Mary sweetheart Elizabeth Baird

1984Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

1994Actress Whoopi Goldberg (38) weds labor union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg in California

October 1st Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on October 1st

1972Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

1985E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

October 1st Deaths
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