Historical Events In October - 04
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
1949 On October - 04 american Contract Bridge League votes 58Â½% to keep blacks out
1949 On October - 04 edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75
1950 French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam on this day in history.
1951 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn on October - 04.
1952 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs on October - 04.
1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4) on this day in history.
1954 Comedienne Spring Byington began the successful network TV series, December Bride -- on CBS on this day in history.
1955 Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul on October - 04.
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7 on October - 04.
1955 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 On this day in history "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
1957 Leave It to Beaver premiered on ABC-TV."..And starring Jerry Mathers as the Beaver," Hugh Beaumont (Ward Cleaver), Tony Dow (Wally), and Barbara Billingsley as Mrs. June Cleaver on October - 04.
1957 On October - 04 russia launches the first Earth orbiting satellite, 'Sputnik 1'
1957 On October - 04 uSSR launches Sputnik I, the 1st artificial Earth satellite
1958 On this day in history 5th French republic established
1958 On this day in history transatlantic comercial jet passenger service began (BOAC)
1958 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal on October - 04.
1959 USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side on this day in history.
1960 Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit on October - 04.
1961 On this day in history max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
1962 USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300 m on this day in history.
1962 E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies on October - 04.
1963 Gambia achieves full internal self-government on this day in history.
1964 On October - 04 3 cars of a commuter train derail in South Africa killing 81
1965 On October - 04 pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon on October - 04.
1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day) on October - 04.
1966 On this day in history sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66
1969 On October - 04 uN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
1969 Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies on this day in history.
1970 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma on this day in history.
1970 Jan Stenerud of Kansas City Chiefs kicks 55-yard field goal on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history janis Joplin died from a drug overdose. She was 27.