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Notable Historical Events for October 3rd

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

1965Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

1957Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems is ruled not obscene.

1994Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

1941Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"

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

199125th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins

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

1974Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

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

October 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

1931Glenn Hall, Humboldt Saskatchewan, National Hockey League goaltender

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

October 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 3rd

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

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

1944Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

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

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

October 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 3rd

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

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

2004Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

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

October 3rd Deaths
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