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 This day in History - October 7
366 Historic Events for October 7
1956

Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open

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1957

"American Bandstand" premieres

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1957

Jayne Torvill, England, ice skater (Torvill and Dean, Oly-gold-84)

Birth
1957

Judy Sams, Toronto Ontario, golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic-38th)

Birth
1957

KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1957

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Invitational

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1958

Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court

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1958

Kim Morris, San Diego Ca, playmate (Mar, 1986)

Birth
1958

US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

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1959

Penny Graeber, Sydney Australia, golfer (1990 6th Vic Open)

Birth
1959

PM Kassem of Iraq, assassinated

Death
1959

Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3

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1959

"Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances

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1959

Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack

Death
1960

2nd JFK and Richard Nixon debate

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1960

"Route 66" premieres

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1961

"Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 perfs

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1961

Judy Landers, Phila, actress (Vega$, BJ and the Bear, Madame's Place)

Birth
1961

15th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Chicago 3-1 at Chicago

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1962

Mauritius Dekker, [Boris Robazki], writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66

Death
1962

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1962

8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball

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1963

Hurricane Flora hits Haiti and Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

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1963

Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary

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1963

JFK signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty

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