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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

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

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1880John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

1973Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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

2014Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

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

1924Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

1930Richard Harris, Ireland, actor (Man Called Horse)/singer (MacArthur Park)

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

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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

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

October 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 1st

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

1972Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

October 1st Deaths
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