Daily Calendar for Saturday, October 7, 2023


  • Henry Rutgers (patriot) –
  • William Billings (composer) –
  • James Whitcomb Riley (poet) –
  • Niels Bohr (physicist) –
  • Andy Devine (actor) –
  • Vaughn Monroe (singer & bandleader) –
  • Walt Whitman Rostow (government official) –
  • June Allyson (actress) –
  • Desmond Mpilo Tutu (South African archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner) –
  • Leroi Jones (poet) –
  • John Mellencamp (singer) –
  • Yo-Yo Ma (cellist) –
  • Jayne Torvill (figure skater, Olympic gold medalist; partner was Christopher Dean) –
  • Simon Cowell (American Idol judge) –
  • Rachel McAdams (actress) –
  • Aaron & Shawn Ashmore (actors) –


  • Edgar Allan Poe (author) –
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (writer) –
  • Christy Mathewson (baseball player) –
  • Mario Lanza (singer) –


  • Cornell University welcomed its first students–
  • Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University in football 222-0–
  • German troops invaded Romania–
  • Frank Sinatra’s first TV show debuted–
  • First photos taken of the dark side of the Moon, by Luna 3–
  • President John F. Kennedy signed nuclear test ban treaty between United States, Britain, and Soviet Union–
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats opened on Broadway–
  • Lynette Woodard selected as the first woman to play with the Harlem Globetrotters–
  • The rose was chosen to be national floral emblem of the U.S. Resolution signed on this day by President Reagan. U.S. Code Title 36, Chapter 3, Section 303–
  • Adrienne Clarkson became the 26th governor-general of Canada–
  • A 12-year-old caught a 618-pound bluefin tuna in the Northumberland Strait of Canada–


  • A hurricane caused shore damage and snow inland in New England–
  • Hurricane Daisy produced heavy rains while moving to Canadian waters near Newfoundland. Tide damage occurred in eastern New England and Nova Scotia.–
  • San Antonio, Texas, received 3.1 inches of rain in 6 hours–

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