What happened today in history?
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October 4

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Barry Bonds (Majestic Athletic)  
Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run of the season, tying the single-season record set by Mark McGuire in 1998.

(photo credit: Majestic Athletic)

1994 Grammy®-nominated country guitarist Danny Gatton dies at age 49.
1978 The Vatican holds funeral services for Pope John Paul I.
1976 Barbara Walters becomes the first woman to anchor a network TV newscast, teaming up with Harry Reasoner for the ABC Evening News.
1976 US Agriculture secretary Earl Butz resigns over controversy arising from a joke he made about African-Americans.
Uncle Woody sez: With a name like his, I wouldn't go looking for trouble!

1970 Rock vocalist Janis Joplin dies from a drug overdose at age 27.
1963 Gambia, the smallest country in Africa, gains its independence from Great Britain.

Boac: An Illustrated History (Tempus)British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) begins the first scheduled passenger jet service between London and New York.
(photo credit: Tempus Publishing)

1957 Leave It to Beaver, starring Jerry Mathers, debuts on ABC-TV.
1957 Russia launches the world's first satellite into orbit. Sputnik I stayed aloft for nearly 3 months.
1933 The men's magazine Esquire debuts.
1905 US president Calvin Coolidge marries Grace Goodhue.
1895 The first US Open golf tournament is held (Newport Country Club - Newport, RI).
1777   Colonial troops suffer heavy casualties after attacking the British at Germantown, PA, during the American Revolution.

Born today:

1980  Jimmy Workman - actor

1979  Rachel Leigh Cook - actress

1976  Alicia Silverstone - actress

1961  Jon Secada - singer

1960  Hobie Hubbard - keyboardist (Sawyer Brown)

1959  Chris Lowe - keyboardist (Pet Shop Boys)

1949  Armand Assante - actor

1949  Mike Adamle - football player, sportscaster

1947  James Fielder - bassist (Buffalo Springfield)

1946  Susan Sarandon - actress (Oscar® winner, 1995)

1941  Jackie Collins - author

1934  Sam Huff - football player

1928  Alvin Toffler - author

Charlton Heston

1924  Charlton Heston - actor (Oscar® winner, 1959), NRA president
 (photo credit: NARA)

1895  Buster Keaton - actor

1884  Damon Runyan - author

1862  Edward Stratemeyer - author

1861  Frederic Remington - western artist

1822  Rutherford B. Hayes - 19th US president (1877-81)


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