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 This day in History - October 3
403 Historic Events for October 3
1950

1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)

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1950

Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)

Birth
1950

Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind and Fire)

Birth
1951

Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)

Birth
1951

Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)

Birth
1951

Kathryn D Sullivan, Paterson NJ, PhD/astro (STS 41-G, 28, 31, 45)

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1951

Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers

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1952

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia

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1952

Gary Troup, cricketer (NZ lefty pace bowler in 15 Tests 1976-86)

Birth
1952

1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca

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1952

Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56

Death
1952

1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Is Australia

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1953

10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6«-5« at Wentworth, England

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1953

KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1953

7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal

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1953

Arnold Bax, British composer, dies at 69

Death
1953

Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Brit composer (Coronation March), dies at 69

Death
1954

KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

"Father Knows Best" premieres

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1954

Dennis Eckersley, Oakland CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1954

Herbert Prior, actor (Pollyanna), dies at 87

Death
1954

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood)

Birth
1955

WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1955

WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1955

Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea

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