Historical Events In October - 04
Monday, 03 August 2020
1949 On this day in history american Contract Bridge League votes 58Â˝% to keep blacks out
1949 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1950 French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam on October - 04.
1951 On this day in history in opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
1952 On October - 04 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs
1953 On this day in history jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
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 this day in history.
1955 On this day in history brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
1955 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies on October - 04.
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia on October - 04.
1957 "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS on this day in history.
1957 On this day in history 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.
1957 On this day in history russia launches the first Earth orbiting satellite, 'Sputnik 1'
1957 On this day in history uSSR launches Sputnik I, the 1st artificial Earth satellite
1958 5th French republic established on October - 04.
1958 On October - 04 transatlantic comercial jet passenger service began (BOAC)
1958 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal on this day in history.
1959 On this day in history uSSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
1960 Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit on October - 04.
1961 On October - 04 max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
1962 On October - 04 uSAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300 m
1962 E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies on October - 04.
1963 On this day in history gambia achieves full internal self-government
1964 3 cars of a commuter train derail in South Africa killing 81 on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
1965 USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon on this day in history.
1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day) on October - 04.
1966 Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66 on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history uN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
1969 Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies on October - 04.
1970 On October - 04 herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1970 Jan Stenerud of Kansas City Chiefs kicks 55-yard field goal on this day in history.
1970 Janis Joplin died from a drug overdose. She was 27 on October - 04.