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Notable Historical Events for October 2nd

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1991Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1906Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

19501st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks", later "Peanuts", by Charles M. Schulz published in 9 papers

1967Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational

1552Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

1991Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

1974Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

1871Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrested for bigamy

October 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 2nd

1933John B. Gurdon, Dippenhall, Hampshire, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

1949Annie Leibovitz, Waterbury, Connecticut, photographer (Rolling Stones)

1968Jana Novotna, Brno Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 Aust/Wimbledon doubles)

1800Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)

1904[Henry] Graham Greene, England, prolific novelist (Brighton Rock)

1942Steve Sabol, Moorestown New Jersey, filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films)

1967Thomas Muster, Leibnitz Austria, tennis star (1995 French Open)

1900Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Dvinsk, Famous Russian clown

1890Groucho Marx, [Julius], NYC, comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life)

1869Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)

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Notable Weddings on October 2nd

1999"Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California

2011Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

1970Actor Christopher Plummer (40) weds actress Elaine Taylor (26) in Montreal, Quebec

2004"Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York

October 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 2nd

1973Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

1803Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party) and politican, dies at 81

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