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 This day in History - October 3
403 Historic Events for October 3
1962

"Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs

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1962

Rick Todd, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Ben Hogan Dakota)

Birth
1962

Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184

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1962

Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit

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1963

"Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances

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1963

Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)

Birth
1963

Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die and 100,000 injured

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1963

Dan Goldie, Sioux City IO, tennis star

Birth
1964

Yankees clinch their 5th straight pennant, and 29th in club's history

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1965

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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1965

Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

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1965

Zachary Scott, US actor, (Southerner, Flame of Islands), dies at 51

Death
1965

Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season

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1966

Darrin Fletcher, Elmhurst IL, catcher (Montreal Expos)

Birth
1966

Frank Hannon, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

Birth
1966

Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president

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1967

William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72

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1967

Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72

Death
1967

KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins

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1967

King Boudouin inaugurates world's biggest floodgate (Antwerp)

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1967

Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75

Death
1967

Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55

Death
1967

Walter Muller von Kulm, composer, dies at 68

Death
1968

Howard Sacklers "Great White Hope," premieres in NYC

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1968

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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