Return Today in the History of Pop Culture Return

OCTOBER 7

Performing Artists
1911 Jonathan "Papa Jo" Jones (Chicago-born Jazz Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz
1951 John Mellencamp (Indiana-born Popular Musician) John Mellencamp Popular Musicans
Sports Figures
1857 Moses Fleetwood Walker (Ohio-born African-American Baseball Player) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball African American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 Leo Durocher (Massachusetts-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Massachusetts Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1904 Yankee Pitcher Jack Chesbro Records His 41st Season Win Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1916 John W. Heisman's Georgia Tech Team Defeats Cumberland 222-0 College Football Hall of Fame USA Today
1922 World Series First Event Broadcast over a Network of Radio Stations Radio Baseball History of Technology Historic Firsts
1935 Detroit Tigers Win Their First World Series Defeating the Cubs 4-3 in Game 6 Detroit Baseball Major League Baseball State of Michigan
1960 Route 66 First Airs Television The Internet Movie Database History Channel
1968 Motion Picture Association of America Adopts Rating System ( G to X) Film Motion Picture Association of America History Channel
1982 Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice Cats Opens in New York City Andrew Lloyd Webber New York City Internet Broadway Database
1984 Walter Payton Passes Jim Brown's NFL Career Rushing Record of 12,312 Yards Football Hall of Fame Football Hall of Fame New York Times

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