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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1908The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.

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

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

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1974Pele retires as soccer player

1942FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

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

1712The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.

1945Elvis Presley's 1st public appearance at the age of 10

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

1916James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

1900Thomas Wolfe, Asheville, North Carolina, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

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

1800George Bancroft, Worcester Massachusetts, American historian (History of the United States)

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

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

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

October 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

1965Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee

2008Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

1953MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle

1992Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28)

1988"Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

1656Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury at 72

42 BCGaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

October 3rd Deaths
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