Historical Events In October - 01
Thursday, 01 October 2020
1963 Nigeria becomes a republic within the Commonwealth on October - 01.
1964 On October - 01 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 this day in history.
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 On October - 01 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
1968 Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies on this day in history.
1969 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps on October - 01.
1970 Hans Poser, composer, dies at 52 on October - 01.
1971 On October - 01 disneyworld opens in Orlando, Florida
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 On this day in history the first games of the World Hockey Association
1972 On October - 01 kurt Hiller, writer, dies at 87
1973 Joe Devlin actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74 on October - 01.
1973 On October - 01 joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles on this day in history.
1975 On October - 01 ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
1975 Reunion Island stops prints stamps, France takes over production on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG's), dies at 39
1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain
1979 On this day in history 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.)
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 October - 01.
1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days on October - 01.
1980 On October - 01 uSS Cochrane (DDG-21) rescues 104 Vietnamese refugees 620 miles east of Saigon
1980 George Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86 on October - 01.
1982 On this day in history ePCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
1982 West Germany's Parliament ousts chancellor Helmut Schmidt on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
1984 On this day in history walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
1985 On this day in history charlotte White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86