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 This day in History - October 1
507 Historic Events for October 1
1968

Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)

Birth
1968

"Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh

Event
1968

Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies

Death
1969

Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza, Mexico, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)

Birth
1969

Igor Ulanov, Krasnokamsk Rus, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Birth
1969

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1969

Guernsey and Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps

Event
1969

Concorde 001 test flight breaks sound barrier

Event
1970

Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Buffalo)

Birth
1970

63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy

Event
1970

Hans Poser, composer, dies at 52

Death
1970

Alexei Zhamnov, Moscow Rus, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets, Oly-S-98)

Birth
1970

Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1

Event
1970

Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87

Death
1970

Gaston Taument, soccer player (Feyenoord)

Birth
1970

Ronnie Bradford, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)

Birth
1970

Moses Kiptanui, Kenya, steeplechase (Olympics-silver-96)

Birth
1970

James Wilson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)

Birth
1971

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens

Event
1971

Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO

Event
1971

Simplified echtscheidingsrecht of force

Event
1971

Amp Lee, NFL running back (Minn Vikings, St Louis Rams)

Birth
1971

Melinda Gainsford, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-92, 96)

Birth
1972

Kurt Hiller, writer, dies at 87

Death
1972

Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

Death