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OCTOBER 3

Performing Artists
1858 Eleonora Duse (Italian Actress) Italian Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1938 Eddie Cochran (Minnesota-born Popular Musician) Minnesota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1941 Chubby Checker (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Musician: "The Twist") South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Biography.com
1947 Lindsay Buckingham (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas-born Popular Musician) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Biography.com
1969 Janel Moloney (California-born Actress; Donna of "West Wing") California Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Gwen Stefani (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1973 Neve Cambell (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1926 Marques Haynes (Oklahoma-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1951 Dave Winfield (Minnesota-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Dave Winfield African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1954 Dennis Eckersley (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1936 John Heisman (Ohio-born Football Coach; Namesake of the Heisman Trophy) John Heisman College Football Hall of Fame The Heisman Trophy
1967 Woody Guthrie (Oklahoma-born Folk Musician, Songwriter) Woody Guthrie Folk Musicians
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1935 F. Scott Fitzgerald's Script "Let's Go out and Play" Is Broadcast on WABC-Radio F. Scott Fitzgerald Plays Radio American Collection
1939 The Lincoln Continental Is First Introduced Automobiles Historic Firsts Ford
1941 The Maltese Falcon Opens in Movie Theaters Humphrey Bogart Film History Channel
1951 Bobby Thomson Hits a HR & The Giants Win the Pennant! Baseball New York Times
1954 Father Knows Best Debuts on CBS Family Television Internet Movie Database
1955 Mickey Mouse Club Debuts on ABC Family Television Walt Disney New York Times
Captain Kangaroo Debuts Family Television New York Times
1960 The Andy Griffith Show Debuts Family Television Internet Movie Database
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show Debuts on CBS Family Television Internet Movie Database
1962 Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! Opens on Broadway New York City Muscial Theater Internet Broadway Database
1974 Frank Robinson Selected as First African-American Manager in Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History African American Registry
1989 Art Shell Selected as First African-American Head Coach in the NFL Football Hall of Fame African-American History New York Times
1995 O.J. Simpson Acquitted of Murder Los Angeles Law and Legal Resources History Channel BBC

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