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Notable Historical Events for October 7th

1979Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

1950Whitey Ford wins his 1st World Series game 5-2

1963JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

1984Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

1986Steve Yzerman is named captain of the Detroit Red Wings, a title he would hold for over 1,300 games

19602nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1952First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

1506Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

1951David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

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Notable Birthdays on October 7th

1952Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

1959Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

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Notable Weddings on October 7th

191444th US Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (26) weds John F. Fitzgerald's mother, Rose Fitzgerald (24)

1965Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

2006Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

1978Country singer Merle Haggard (41) weds his backup singer Leona Williams (35)

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Notable Deaths on October 7th

1991Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

1849Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

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