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 This day in History - October 5
384 Historic Events for October 5
1970

Tina Poitras, Thompson Manitoba, 10k walker (Olympics-96)

Birth
1970

Mark Luijpers, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)

Birth
1970

John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane

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1970

PBS becomes a network

Event
1970

Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross

Event
1971

Coni Lyn Hull, Jackson Michigan, Miss America-Michigan (1996)

Birth
1971

Chad Lewis, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)

Birth
1971

Dan Plante, Hayward, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

Birth
1971

Chris Whitney, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)

Birth
1972

Herbert Mullin 1st kills, to prevent earthquakes

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1972

Grant Hill, Dallas Tx, NBA forward/guard (Det Pistons, Oly-gold-96)

Birth
1972

Derek Sholdice, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)

Birth
1974

Douglas Emerson, Glendale Calif, actor (Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug)

Birth
1975

Scott E Weinger, NYC, actor (Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House)

Birth
1975

Kate Winslet, Reading Engld, actress (Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back)

Birth
1975

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1976

Barbara Nichols, actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46

Death
1976

Seattle and Toronto picks 30 unprotected players on other AL rosters Ruppert Jones (Seattle) and Bob Bailor (Toronto) are picked 1st

Event
1977

"Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances

Event
1977

Lia Rousset, Alhambra Calif, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Sweden's F„lldin govt falls

Event
1978

Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature

Event
1979

Luke rapes Laura on General Hospital

Event
1979

Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies

Death
1980

Yanks set AL attendance mark at 2,627,417

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