Historical Events In October - 01
Thursday, 30 March 2023
1963 Nigeria becomes a republic within the Commonwealth on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history free Speech Movement launched at U of California, Berkley
1964 On October - 01 sF cable cars declared a national landmark
1964 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76 on October - 01.
1965 Edward E "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies on October - 01.
1966 On this day in history albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies
1968 On October - 01 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
1968 On this day in history marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies
1969 On October - 01 guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
1970 On this day in history hans Poser, composer, dies at 52
1971 Disneyworld opens in Orlando, Florida on this day in history.
1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens on October - 01.
1972 Louis Leakey famed anthropologist, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1972 The first games of the World Hockey Association on this day in history.
1972 On October - 01 kurt Hiller, writer, dies at 87
1973 On this day in history joe Devlin actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
1973 On October - 01 joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles on October - 01.
1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu" on this day in history.
1975 Reunion Island stops prints stamps, France takes over production on October - 01.
1975 Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39 on October - 01.
1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games on this day in history.
1978 On October - 01 tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain
1979 President Jimmy Carter awards the Congressional Space Medal of Honor to former naval aviators Neil Armstrong, CAPT Charles Conrad, Jr., USN (Ret.), COL John Glenn, USMC (Ret.), and RADM Alan Shepard, Jr., USN (Ret.) on this day in history.
1979 US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal) on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81
1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days on October - 01.
1980 USS Cochrane (DDG-21) rescues 104 Vietnamese refugees 620 miles east of Saigon on this day in history.
1980 On October - 01 george Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86
1982 On this day in history ePCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
1982 West Germany's Parliament ousts chancellor Helmut Schmidt on October - 01.
1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
1985 Charlotte White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86 on October - 01.
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