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 This day in History - October 4
394 Historic Events for October 4
1970

Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Death
1971

Edit Angold, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76

Death
1971

Corey Sawyer, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)

Birth
1971

USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event
1971

Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World

Event
1971

KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1972

Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61

Death
1972

Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68

Death
1972

Rusty Fitzgerald, Minneapolis, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)

Birth
1972

Norberto Garrido, tackle (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1972

Kurt Thomas, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat)

Birth
1972

Joanna Stone, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1972

Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

Event
1973

Emy Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Kantroy Barber, fullback (Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1973

Kerry Joseph, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)

Birth
1973

Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam

Event
1974

Anne Sexton, US poetess (Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45

Death
1974

Claudia Elena Vasquez, Miss Universe-best costume (Colombia, 1997)

Birth
1974

John Lennon releases "Walls and Bridges" album

Event
1975

Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72

Death
1975

Heather Tom, Hinsdale Ill, (Victoria-YandR, Deadly Whispers)

Birth
1976

Alexander Gray, singer (This is Music), dies at 74

Death
1976

Alicia Silverstone, SF Calif, actress (Clueless, Batman Forever)

Birth
1976

Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers

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