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Notable Historical Events for October 1st

1994South African President Nelson Mandela visits US

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

1949People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

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

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open

1833Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

1962Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

1908Jack Chesbro's final Higlander victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1

1936Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1977Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame

October 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 1st

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

1963Mark McGwire, Pomona California, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals)

1924Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia, 39th US President (D) (1977-81)

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

October 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 1st

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

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

2006Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

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

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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