Historical Events In October - 01
Monday, 06 July 2020
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 SF cable cars declared a national landmark on October - 01.
1964 On this day in history ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76
1965 On October - 01 edward E "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
1966 On October - 01 albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies
1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies
1969 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps on October - 01.
1970 Hans Poser, composer, dies at 52 on October - 01.
1971 Disneyworld opens in Orlando, Florida on October - 01.
1971 On this day in history walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
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 October - 01 joe Devlin actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
1973 On this day in history joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
1975 On October - 01 britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu" on this day in history.
1975 On October - 01 reunion Island stops prints stamps, France takes over production
1975 On this day in history al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
1977 On October - 01 brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
1978 Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain on this day in history.
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 October - 01.
1979 US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal) on October - 01.
1979 Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
1980 USS Cochrane (DDG-21) rescues 104 Vietnamese refugees 620 miles east of Saigon on October - 01.
1980 On this day in history george Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86
1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida on this day in history.
1982 On October - 01 west Germany's Parliament ousts chancellor Helmut Schmidt
1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus on October - 01.
1984 Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history charlotte White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86