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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

1961Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

1959Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

1962Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

1986NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

1854Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

2012Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher, retires

196410th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

1972Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

2001Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season

October 4th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

1941Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)

1944Tony La Russa, Tampa Florida, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis)

1956Sherri Turner, Greenville South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ)

1822Rutherford B. Hayes, Delaware Ohio, (R) 19th US president (1877-81)

1880Damon Runyon, Manhattan, Kansas, journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), (d. 1946)

1923Charlton Heston, Ill, Manhattan, Kansas, actor (10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008)

October 4th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 4th

1942Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)

1795Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (22) weds Sara Fricker in Bristol, England

190530th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont

1996Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

1925Jurist Earl Warren (34) weds Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers

1926Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot-Curie (26) in Paris, France

October 4th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 4th

1970Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

1669Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, dies at 63

October 4th Deaths
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