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Daily Calendar for Saturday, October 2, 2021

Born

  • Nat Turner (slave)
  • Julius von Sachs (botanist)
  • Sir William Ramsay (chemist)
  • Mahatma Gandhi (Indian spiritual leader)
  • Wallace Stevens (poet)
  • Groucho Marx (actor)
  • Bud Abbott (comedian)
  • Alex Raymond (cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon)
  • Jack Finney (author)
  • Don McLean (musician)
  • Donna Karan (fashion designer)
  • Sting (singer)
  • Lorraine Bracco (actress)
  • Kelly Ripa (actress & television host)
  • Tiffany (singer)

Died

  • Rock Hudson (actor)
  • Adrian Spies (television writer)
  • Gene Autry (singer & songwriter)
  • Nipsey Russell (actor)
  • Tom Petty (musician)

Events

  • Brigham Young, Mormon leader, is arrested in Salt Lake City on polygamy charges
  • Estimated 7.1 earthquake, Pleasant Valley, Nevada
  • President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke leaving him partially paralyzed
  • Peanuts cartoon debuted
  • Bob Shaw set an NFL record with five touchdown passes
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents made its television debut
  • The Twilight Zone premiered
  • Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice
  • President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill establishing the Redwood National Park in California
  • Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski retired after 3308 major league games, 3419 hits and a .285 lifetime batting average
  • Eastern Maine was shook by a magnitude 3.9 earthquake

Weather

  • Racer’s Storm - named for the H.M.S. Racer, which had encountered it in the Caribbean - began its rampage of the South near Brownsville, Texas. It was one of the most destructive hurricanes of the 19th century, covering more than 2,000 miles.
  • A severe windstorm hit northern California and Oregon, causing crop damage in the Sacramento Valley

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