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 This day in History - October 4
394 Historic Events for October 4
1966

Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66

Death
1966

Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Event
1966

Mike Walker, Brooksville FL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

Birth
1966

John van de Brom, soccer player (Ajax)

Birth
1966

Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism

Event
1966

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event
1967

Nick Green, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1967

1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers

Event
1967

Vicky Bullett, WNBA forward/center (Oly-gold-1988/Charlotte Sting)

Birth
1967

Roger Pavlik, Houston TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

Birth
1968

Kanavis McGhee, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)

Birth
1969

UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters

Event
1969

Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Bkln Myrtle Beach el

Event
1969

Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies

Death
1969

Lucas Parsons, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer

Birth
1969

Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 and Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings

Event
1970

WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1970

Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Event
1970

KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal

Event
1970

Ryan McNeil, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions, St Louis Rams)

Birth
1970

Brian Kozlowski, NFL halfback (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)

Birth
1970

Hency Charles, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)

Birth
1970

Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages

Event
1970

George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71

Death
1970

Lucy Nusrala, St Louis Mo, 5k runner

Birth