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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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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