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 This day in History - October 1
507 Historic Events for October 1
1972

"Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 perfs

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1972

1st games of World Hockey Association

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1972

2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41

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1972

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

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1972

3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52

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1972

Danielle Scott, Baton Rouge LA, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96)

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1973

USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens

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1973

Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

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1973

Joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74

Death
1973

Rodney Kite-Powell, historian

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1974

Keith Duffy, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

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1974

Mats Lindgren, NHL forward (Team Sweden Oly-1998, Edmonton)

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1974

Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC

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1975

Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"

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1975

Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles

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1975

Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1975

R‚union Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production

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1975

Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T and The MG's), dies at 39

Death
1975

Eric Morel, PR, US flyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

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1975

Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla

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1976

Kona Cormack, Honolulu HI, playmate (Feb, 1996)

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1976

1st Dutch casino opens

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1977

Alejandro Hernandez, Tijuana Mexico, tennis pro

Birth
1977

Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

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1977

Department Of Energy established

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