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 This day in History - October 2
457 Historic Events for October 2
1972

Aaron McKie, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Phila 76ers)

Birth
1972

Adrian Van Troost, fast cricket bowler (Somerset and Holland)

Birth
1972

Patricia Gauani, Miss USA-Delaware (1997)

Birth
1972

Tara Dawn Holland, Overland Park Kansas, Miss America (1997)

Birth
1972

Rafael Carmona, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)

Birth
1973

Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

Death
1973

Dalida Chammai, Miss Lebanon Universe (1997)

Birth
1973

Bret Hudson, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 84

Death
1974

Ricky Bell, cornerback (Chicago Bears)

Birth
1974

Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89

Death
1974

Anthony Johnson, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)

Birth
1974

Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Event
1975

Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70

Death
1976

"Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 perfs

Event
1977

Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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1977

Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition

Event
1977

Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters

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1978

Yanks win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer and Pinella's fielding

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1978

Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed

Event
1980

Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46

Death
1980

Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)

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1980

Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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1981

Ali Chameneā€¹ elected president of Iran

Event
1981

Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63

Death