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OCTOBER 2

Performing Artists
1890 Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (New York City-born Comedian; "The Marx Brothers") The Marx Brothers American Performing Artists Film Television
1895 William "Bud" Abbott (New Jersey-born Comedian) William Famous American Entertainers Film
1922 Moses Gunn (Missouri-born African-American Actor) Missouri Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
1928 George "Spanky" McFarland (Texas-born Child Film Star; Member of "Our Gang") Texas Performing Artists Film Famous American Entertainers
1945 Don McLean (New York-born Popular Musician) New York Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1951 Sting (Popular English Musician) Sting Popular Musicians
1970 Kelly Ripa (New Jersey-born Actress, Television Personality) New Jersey Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Biography
Sports Figures
1932 Maury Wills (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Major League Baseball) Washington, D.C. Sports Figures African American Sports Figures Baseball ESPNl
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Rock Hudson (Illinois-born Actor; AIDS) Illinois Performing Artists Famous American Entertainers Film AIDS
1998 Gene Autry (Texas-born Country & Western Singer, Actor) Gene Autry Actors Film Country & Western Musicians Baseball Team Owner
2005 Nipsey Russell (Georgia-born African-American Comedian, Actor) Georgia Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
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1920 Reds & Pirates Play 0nly Triple-Header in Major League History Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Baseball Library
1937 Ronald Reagan Makes His Film Debut in Love Is on the Air Ronald Reagan Film The Internet Movie Database
1948 New York's Watkins Glen International Hosts Its First Grand Prix Races New York Auto Racing Historic Firsts Watkins Glen International History Channel
1950 Charles Schulz' Peanuts Comic Strip Begins National Syndication in Seven Newspapers Charles Schulz Cartoons & Comics Journalism Official Web Site New York Times Minnesota Historical Society
1959 The First of 154 Episodes of Twilight Zone Airs Television Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database
1962 Johnny Carson Debuts as the Host of The Tonight Show Johnny Carson Television History Channel
1965 Phillies Pitcher, Chris Short, Strikes Out 18 New York Mets in 15 Innings Philadelphia New York City Delaware Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball State of Delaware

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