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 This day in History - October 1
507 Historic Events for October 1
1928

Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour

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1928

George Peppard, Detroit Mich, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max)

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1928

USSR launches its 1st 5 year plan

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1928

Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], actor (Alamo, Romeo and Juliet)

Birth
1928

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 15m (46:49.6)

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1930

Philippe Noiret, Lille France, actor (Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino)

Birth
1930

Ricardo Drigo, composer, dies at 84

Death
1930

Soccer team WHC forms

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1930

Richard Harris, Ire, actor (Man Called Horse)/singer (MacArthur Park)

Birth
1930

World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2

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1931

Spanish Cortes accept general female suffrage

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1931

Reginald Hall, endocrinologist

Birth
1931

World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards

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1932

NHL readmits Ottawa and drops Pittsburgh

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1932

Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)

Birth
1932

World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points and hits next pitch into center field bleachers

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1932

Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists

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1933

Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57

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1933

Olga Pozzi Escot, composer

Birth
1933

Antwerp Sports arena opens

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1933

Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7

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1934

Adolph Hitler expands German army and navy and creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

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1935

Julie Andrews, England, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)

Birth
1936

Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28

Death
1936

Charles G Fullerton, Rochester, NY, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)

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