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Daily Calendar for Sunday, October 3, 2021

Died

  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • Woody Guthrie (singer)
  • Roddy McDowall (actor)
  • William Steig (illustrator for The New Yorker, known as the King of Cartoons for his award-winning, best-selling children’s books including Shrek)
  • Janet Leigh (actress)

Born

  • John Ross (Cherokee Nation chief)
  • Leo McCarey (producer)
  • Gertrude Berg (actress)
  • Thomas Wolfe (author)
  • James Herriot (author)
  • Harvey Kurtzman (founding editor of Mad magazine)
  • Gore Vidal (author)
  • Eddie Cochran (singer)
  • Chubby Checker (singer)
  • Dave Winfield (baseball player)
  • Al Sharpton (minister & politician)
  • Gwen Stefani (singer)
  • Keiko Agena (actress)
  • Seann William Scott (actor)
  • Ashlee Simpson (singer)
  • Kaci (singer)
  • Noah Schnapp (actor)

Events

  • President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day
  • Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women first published
  • First Canadian troops left for Britain to fight in World War I
  • The Andy Griffith Show made its television debut
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show debuted on television
  • At midnight, East and West Germany were reunited as one nation, the Federal Republic of Germany
  • The comic strip Cathy came to an end after 34 years
  • Rare yellow male northern cardinal spotted in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
  • A meteorite crashed through a roof in Golden, B.C. The homeowner, Ruth Hamilton, heard an explosion and found bits of the meteorite near her bed pillow, mere inches from where her head had been.

Weather

  • October Gale hit southern New England
  • Start of a 767-day dry spell in Bagdad, California.
  • A tornado hit Windsor Locks, Connecticut

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