Today in History for 4th October 2019

Historical Events

1918 – Musical “Sometime” with Mae West premieres in NYC
1957 – Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
1962 – Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford’s record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at ​33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series
1966 – Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1985 – Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA
1996 – BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted

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Famous Birthdays

1759 – Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (Du calcul des derivations), born in Mutzig, France (d. 1803)
1935 – Jimmy Orr, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1959, 65; Super Bowl 1971; Baltimore Colts), born in Seneca, South Carolina
1935 – Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
1940 – Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,004 NHL games; NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Oakville, Ontario
1951 – Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
1957 – Kyra Schon, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1862 – William Duncan Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 36
1944 – Alfred “Al” Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D, 1928), dies at 70
1975 – Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder and majority owner of MLB’s New York Mets), dies at 72
1975 – May Sutton, American tennis player (first American woman to win Wimbledon singles title 1905), dies at 89
1995 – Peter Nicholson Gunn, Australian writer (The Churches of Rome), dies at 81
1999 – Bernard Buffet, French painter (Expressionism), dies at 71

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