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 This day in History - October 5
384 Historic Events for October 5
1954

Flor Alpaerts, Flem composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel/Pallieter), dies at 78

Death
1954

Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards and Warriors)

Birth
1954

Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US

Event
1954

Bob Geldof, rocker

Birth
1955

Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1955

Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)

Birth
1956

Joseph Erlanger, US doctor (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), dies

Death
1956

Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

Event
1957

Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)

Birth
1957

Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years

Event
1957

12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7«-4« at Lindrick GC, England

Event
1957

11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal

Event
1957

Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister

Birth
1957

Larry Saumell, jockey

Birth
1958

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1958

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event
1958

KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)

Birth
1959

Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

Birth
1960

KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1960

Eastern AL Electra turbo-prop crashed in Boston Harbor (61 die)

Event
1960

British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament

Event
1961

China and Nepal sign treaty

Event
1961

Shell Kepler, actress (Amy Vining-General Hospital)

Birth
1962

Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"

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