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 This day in History - October 2
457 Historic Events for October 2
1944

Peter Hobson, headmaster (Giggleswick School)

Birth
1944

Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries

Death
1944

US B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren

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1945

Neil Frances Tennant, rocker (Pet Shop Boy-West End Girl)

Birth
1945

Frank Tejeda, (Rep-D-Texas)

Birth
1945

Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov, cosmonaut

Birth
1945

Don McLean, New Rochelle NY, singer/songwriter (American Pie, Vincent)

Birth
1946

Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)

Birth
1946

1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont

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1946

Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)

Birth
1947

"Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances

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1947

Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted

Event
1947

Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer

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1948

Avery Brooks, Evansville Ind, actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9)

Birth
1948

Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)

Birth
1948

Trevor Brooking, English soccer player

Birth
1948

Donna Karan, Forest Hills NY, fashion designer (Coty Award-1977)

Birth
1948

Robert Anderson, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78)

Birth
1948

"Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 perfs

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1949

St Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3

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1949

Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], Lexington Ky, rock bassist (Television)

Birth
1949

Lorraine Bracco, Bay Ridge Bkln NY, actress (Valentino

Birth
1949

Yanks and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yanks win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16

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1949

USSR recognizes People's Republic of China

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1950

Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases

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