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Daily Calendar for Friday, October 1, 2021

Born

  • Henry III of England –
  • James Lawrence (U.S. naval captain) –
  • William Boeing (airplane manufacturer) –
  • Faith Baldwin (author) –
  • Vladimir Horowitz (pianist) –
  • Rudy Bond (actor) –
  • Walter Matthau (actor) –
  • Jimmy Carter (39th U.S. president) –
  • William Rehnquist (Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) –
  • Tom Bosley (actor) –
  • Sir Richard Harris (actor) –
  • Julie Andrews (actress) –
  • Mark McGwire (baseball player) –
  • Kevin Griffin (musician) –
  • Rosanna Tomiuk (water polo player/coach) –

Died

  • E. B. White (author) –
  • Margaret Gorman Cahill (first Miss America) –
  • Walter Annenberg (launched TV Guide magazine and ambassador to Britain) –
  • Joyce Jillson (astrologer) –
  • George Grizzard (actor) –
  • House Peters Jr. (actor; the original Mr. Cleanβ€β€œ) –
  • Nick Reynolds (founding member of the Kingston Trio) –
  • Tom Clancy (author) –

Events

  • The first agricultural fair in the U.S. was held in Pittsfield, MA–
  • Maria Mitchell discovered comet Mitchell 1847VI–
  • Game 1 in the first World Series played. Boston’s Cy Young threw the first pitch.–
  • Henry Ford’s Model T automobile was introduced at a price of $850–
  • Sea Gull Monument was unveiled in Salt Lake City, Utah–
  • Pilot Lt. George Gorman pursued UFO over Fargo, North Dakota–
  • The Honeymooners makes its TV debut–
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) founded–
  • Johnny Carson first hosted The Tonight Show–
  • Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida–
  • Panama gained sovereignty over Canal, in adherence to treaty provisions–

Weather

  • Pilot Lt. George Gorman pursued a UFO over Fargo, North Dakota. The official explanation later stated that what he chased was a weather balloon - but many people remain unconvinced.–
  • Topeka, Kansas, had a low temperature of 32 degrees F–

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