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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

1990George Brett becomes 1st to lead league in batting in 3 decades

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

52 BCVercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

1981Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1995OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

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

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

1976Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

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

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

1959Fred Couples, Seattle Washington, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992)

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

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

October 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

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

1936John Heisman, American football coach, dies of pneumonia at 66

1226Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

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