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Notable Historical Events for October 4th

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

196410th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

1974John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album

1981Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1940Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps

1932Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

1953Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

1980Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

1991NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

1925Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

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Notable Birthdays on October 4th

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

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

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

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on October 4th

1539King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves, his 4th wife

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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