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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

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

1661Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

1972Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

1988Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and thus head of state of the Soviet Union

1833Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

1990US President Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

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

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

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

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

October 1st Weddings
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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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